The box, or formally, the “Percepto base”, weighs over 700 lbs and is roughly five feet long, wide, and tall when closed around the drone. It is, in a way, an airbase of one, complete with hangar and charging station for the sparrow drone. Percepto boasts that the base “is what enables the Sparrow to function entirely autonomously without the need for human involvement or intervention,” allowing the drone to fly from the box without close human tending. For agencies that want to increase drone coverage in, say, largely inhospitable stretches of desert or hard to reach outposts, a drone in a box becomes the forward deployed outpost or the border fort. An autonomous block house a robot ready to patrol frontiers longstanding or newly established.