- "If they've brought Dropships, they’re prepared to fight!"
- ―Unidentified Lok Revenant at the First Battle of Lok
Dropships were used by the Trade Federation to deliver its forces to battlefields. Dropships were used individually, in groups, or alongside larger C-9979 landing craft. Dropships could deploy tanks, infantry, or a combination of both. A common tactic used against Dropships was to destroy them before they could deploy any forces.
Trade Federation Dropships were sent to Lok in 32 BBY to ensure the retrieval of pirated cargo and later as part of the assault of the pirates' base. During that same year, the Trade Federation utilized these ships several times during their occupation of the planet Naboo against forces resistant to the occupation. Several Dropships were aboard the Droid Control Ship Vuutun Palaa when it was destroyed in the Naboo Space Battle
Ten years later, in 22 BBY, a large number of Dropships were deployed to protect a trihexalon factory during the Battle of Nod Kartha. Not long after, a few Dropships were refueling at a Trade Federation base when the pirate Nym came to reclaim his base.