The command center was large enough to fit a C-9979 landing craft, a Sheathipede-class transport shuttle, one Separatist command center, three AATs, several B1 battle droids, B2 super battle droids and DSD1 dwarf spider droids and still have room for cargo storage. The base could be taken apart and fitted into a C-9979 landing craft, but it decreased the craft's cargo capacity enormously.
The base was used on Maridun where General Lok Durd employed it as his main base from where he could test a new weapon for the Separatist Army known as a defoliator. The weapon could exterminate organic matter without harming mechanical objects. Little did he know that Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Aayla Secura, and the clones Bly and Rex were stranded on the planet and were looking for a ship. They managed to steal a shuttle from the base and they returned to a small Lurmen village to warn them about the Separatist weapon. Lok Durd attempted to destroy the Lurmen village with this weapon, but it was destroyed in the subsequent battle by Anakin Skywalker. He was then arrested by the Jedi along with his companion.