— George Leopold is the former executive editor of EE Times and the author of Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom (Purdue University Press, Updated, 2018).

The aircraft’s capabilities are largely derived from the X2 rigid co-axial rotor system, which were also used in X2 and S-97 Raider. The SB>1 Defiant leverages two coaxial rotors rotating in opposite directions, mounted on the top of the aircraft, to provide extra lift from each blade to diminish the lift of the retreating blade on the opposite side. A pusher propulsor allows it to fly twice as fast and as far as conventional helicopters, in addition to offering increased maneuverability and agility in all flight regimes including hover, low-speed flight and high-speed flight.

Analyst doubts about NovuMind derived from such questions as: 1) Is it fair to compare performance between NovuTensor and Nvidia’s Xavier chip? and 2) Why is it a big deal that NovuTensor can natively perform on-chip tensor computation?