The Dropship is the standard method of planetary deployment for SMC infantry. Not seen in the first invasion of Stroggos, the dropship deploys thousands of troops en-masse during the second invasion.

SMC Dropship

SMC Dropship

Fast and nimble, it can outmaneuver and avoid Strogg homing missiles in the hands of a skilled pilot (or a well-programmed AI). Although the Dropship lacks any offensive weaponry, it is armed with anti-ordnance countermeasures for avoiding any anti-aircraft fire, though they are apparently ineffective at confusing the Strogg missiles fired en masse at them.


  • Strangely, only cold female voices are heard from Dropship comm-links, although no pilots are seen. This may mean that dropships could be piloted by female-voiced of Artificial Intelligence or another automated military equivalent, like androids.
  • The closest Strogg counterpart to the Dropship is the Flyer.