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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

Skyscrapers To Subways

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.

Mission control

Indoor Maps For Close-Quarters Combat

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"Hostile, Bldg 55, Floor 76, Room 2"

As Nova 2 autonomously clears, people are detected and auto-populated on a map while vibration notifications alert the user. In real time, Nova 2 builds 3D multi-story maps, providing an unrivaled common operating picture of the battlefield.


Stay Heads Up In The Fight

Command don’t control. Nova 2 highlights door and window entry points; operator selects and Nova 2 does the rest. Draw bounding-box perimeters and task Nova 2 with pilot-free clearance. Toggle between thermal and EO/IR.

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Level 5 Self-Driving Autonomy For Aircraft

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.

Nova 2

Take it Anywhere

Each Nova 2 system ships combat-ready out of the box.  Spare batteries, prop guards, and propellers are all included. Transport the system in the custom-designed Nova 2 Patrol Pack or minimalist Nova 2 Robot Case.

Take It Anywhere Equipment

Drop Into Denied Environments

Weeks of orbits to PID in minutes. Launch from hundreds of miles away. Get beneath the clouds with Hivemind-powered, Nova sUAS. Sensor emplacement, perch and stare, or go inside.

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.


Person Detection & Localization

Nova autonomously detects people 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 to ensure Nova 2 always delivers mission impact.

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