Keldoclock wrote:small 1-man pods will doubtlessly leave almost no radar signature.
You're not taking into account one very obvious thing: people have eyes.
As mentioned before, the trail of the pods burning through the atmosphere would give them away in no time. Also, are you forgetting the sound of them hitting the ground? Sure, they'd already have landed, but any forces not at the location will know something's up right away. Not to mention the sound of the pods falling, no matter how aerodynamic they are, if you're falling from that height and gaining momentum constantly, there's going to be a lot of air resistance, causing friction and sound.
Final verdict: drop pods =/= stealth.