During the Marvel NOW! event, another version is seen at a weapons expo that Daisy Johnson and Nick Fury, Jr. were attending. During the attack by A. I. M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) and their fight with the Secret Avengers (which Rebel Ralston gets killed), the Scientist Supreme of the A. I. M. High Council takes the opportunity to steal the armor. The Iron Patriot armor was replicated and its low-level A. I. was grown considerably, creating an army of sentient Iron Patriot drones which A. I. M. used to incriminate the United States in numerous international attacks. When an army of Iron Patriot droids that were going to attack Iran appear, S. H. I. E. L. D. sent the Hulk to destroy the Iron Patriot droid army. James Rhodes wears yet another back-up armor per S. H. I. E. L. D. agent Phil Coulson's suggestion. Using holographic communication, S. H. I. E. L. D. hacks into the A. I. M. network which allows Rhodes to talk to the Iron Patriot suits. Rhodes makes the Iron Patriot army understand their programmed actions are wrong, and states Rhodes could teach them. In response, the Iron Patriot androids send Rhodes a new version of Iron Patriot armor for a while.