Unlike most Covenant drop pods, the T-54 MDC is reusable, capable of deploying numerous Covenant troops from low altitude before flying back to the vessel. The pod is constructed with ship-grade armor and uses a low-range gravity dampening pulse to allow the infantry inside to safely drop to the ground.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 122
- ↑ The UNSC classifies Covenant tech and vehicles based on the year they were first seen. Type-54 indicates that the UNSC first encountered the MDC in 2554.