Shield AI NOVA 2

Named by joint US and Israeli forces as the “Most Mission Capable Indoor Drone” in the world, Nova 2 has proven its value in combat by bringing service members home safely to their families.  Nova 2 uses state-of-the-art path planning and computer vision algorithms to autonomously navigate complex subterranean and multi-story buildings without GPS, comms or a human pilot. Nova 2 utilizes the most advanced sensors, computing power, and software to intelligently map and search multi-story indoor buildings without a single operator input. Best in class computer vision enables Nova 2 to outperform even the best human drone pilots.


An AI-Pilot for DoD’s UxS. Hivemind uses state-of-the-art path planning, mapping, and computer vision algorithms, combined with reinforcement learning and scalable simulations, to train unmanned systems to execute a variety of missions – from clearing a building of threats with Nova to countering integrated air defenses with fixed-wing UAS.

Nova 2 Features

Day/Night Autonomy

Self-driving technology uses state-of-the-art path planning, mapping, and computer vision. No remote pilot needed.

GPS Denied Flight

Advanced sensors and compute enable precise navigation and position estimation without GPS.

Thermal Camera

Flir Boson 640 delivers best in class thermal imaging for superior situational awareness.

Comms Link Denied Flight

Full autonomy eliminates the need for RF or teleoperation links. Operate indoors, subterranean, and within hardened structures.

Bounding Box Exploration

Designate 3D parameterized areas including buildings, subterranean, and outdoor spaces for autonomous search that can be adjusted in real-time.

Payload Ready

Top and bottom attachment points with connections for high-speed data interface and power. Work with Shield AI to create custom payloads.

Threat Detection & Localization

Nova autonomously detects multiple human threats during exploration and marks their locations on 2D and 3D maps.

Software Updates

Machine learning applied to scalable simulations enables the development of new TTPs and ensures Nova 2 is always evolving.

Secure and Trustworthy

Designed and assembled in the USA,and supported by EPE in Australia, Shield AI provides supply chain security for Australia and New Zealand customers by meeting the highest levels of supply chain security demanded by the U.S. government.

Trusted and Approved by the United States DoD, Shield AI NOVA 2 is the situational awareness sUAS tool of choice of the Army, Marine Corps, and United Kingdom Ministry of Defence. Selected as U.S. DoD Blue sUAS trusted platform

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