ODST are Pussies
A DE/IM 'ICARUS' Landing, as termed by Human Forces, is a dangerous thing. Soldiers are armoured with Thick Reactive Armour, Jump Jets, and a Jump Pack, and dropped from orbit into the battlefield. Special Weapons need to be constructed for these soldiers, or the Weapons need to be concealed within a drop pod. But the Landing is as dangerous as those who are landing. The sound from the Impact and resulting Explosion of Armour is loud enough to kill at close (~5-10 Metres) range, and the armour plates become over-sized shrapnel once they are launched off.
(That little black border is the backing of my Notebook. Keep calm and carry on.)