The platforms were seen in use during the siege of Atlantis during the Atlantis expeditions first year to destroy the Wraith Darts attacking the city. The drone supply was depleted during this attack. The platform was again used to defend Earth from the Super-hive. (SGA: "The Siege, Part 2", "Enemy at the Gate")
- It is shown that the drones do not need to leave these platforms to exit the city but instead seek out the nearest exit as seen when the Lord Protector fires drone from the base of the Tower.
*It stands to reason that if there are three Drone weapon deployment platforms there are also three drone storage rooms, otherwise drones would have to cross the entire city when fired.