After the Siege of Asgard and Norman Osborn's decommission as director of H.A.M.M.E.R., the United States Departament of Defense acquisitioned propietary hardware, including the Iron Patriot Armor Model 1. Some modifications were made in order to turn it into a drone, including the addition of a base-level A.I. which piloted itself.
At a weapons expo, A.I.M. incited a conflict against Daisy Johnson and Nick Fury, Jr., and used the confusion created to steal the Iron Patriot Drone in exposition. The terrorist organization managed grow the armor low-level A.I. considerably and free the entire in-development fleet from a factory assembly in China, using the army of sentient drones to incriminate the United States in numerous international attacks. S.H.I.E.L.D. sent the Hulk to destroy an army of droids that were going to attack Iran, and they were successufully disabled by Banner.
Meanwhile, S.H.I.E.L.D. Intel came to the conclusion the Iron Patriot androids could be reasoned with, and agent Phil Coulson asked Colonel James Rhodes to talk to them, as he had experience and military training.
Using holographic communication, S.H.I.E.L.D. hacked into A.I.M.'s network and allowed Rhodes to talk to the suits, who recognized him as "the Pilot", along Tony Stark being "the Maker". Rhodey managed to make the Iron Patriot army understand their actions of abruplty attacking tactical points of enemies of the US was unacceptable, and stated he could teach them better if he could show them, for what the androids sent Rhodes a different version of the Iron Patriot armor. With the army of droids at his command, Iron Patriot helped the Secret Avengers in their assault on A.I.M. Island.
Equipment: Multiple Iron Patriot Armor Model 1
Weapons: Each armor's arsenal
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