The Ke-M2 “Mindy” is a form-fitting, FTL-capable power armor designed for operation by a full-size Nekovalkyrja. Based on the success of the earlier Lamia M1, it was adopted by the Star Army of Yamatai in YE 25 to replace conventional infantry armor. Over three trillion Mindy armors have been produced since YE 25, making them extremely common. The ubiquitous Mindy is also an icon of the Star Army; it appears on the Star Army's emblem, the Star Army Hinomaru.
In YE 29, the Mindy 2 was released alongside the NH-29 Nekovalkyrja. It quickly became the main power armor of the Star Army for years and and was made in vast numbers and in multiple variations, the last of which was the Mindy 2D in YE 36.
Ketsurui Fleet Yards finally gave up on the Mindy 3 and released the Mindy 4 in YE 38, which was popular, and the Mindy 2D.
|First Generation Mindy Armors; designed for NH-17|
|Ke-M2-1A (YE 25)||Test Type||Upgraded to 1B (adding missile launchers)|
|Ke-M2-1B||Anti-Starship||Upgraded to 1C (adding backup engines)|
|Ke-M2-1C||Anti-Starship||Upgraded to 1D (weapons reconfiguration)|
|Ke-M2-1D (YE 26)||Anti-Starship||Replaced by 1E and 1F|
|Second Generation Mindy Armors; designed for NH-29|
|Ke-M2-1E (YE 27)||Anti-Starship||Upgraded to 1F|
|Ke-M2-1E2 (YE 28)||Special Operations||Model that was used by the Daughters of Eve|
|Ke-M2-1F (YE 28)||Anti-Starship||Replaced by 2A (phased out) and 1H|
|Ke-M2-1G||Anti-Armor Prototype||Never entered production|
|Third Generation Mindy Armors|
|Ke-M2-1H (YE 29)||Team Fire Support||No longer produced, but still in use|
|Ke-M2-1I (YE 30)||Reconnaissance||Was in development until cancellation in YE 40.|
|Ke-M2-2A (YE 29)||General Purpose||Replaced by 2D (phased out)|
|Ke-M2-2B (YE 35)||General Purpose||Replaced by 2D (phased out)|
|Ke-M2-2C (YE 35)||General Purpose||Replaced by 2D (phased out)|
|Ke-M2-2D (YE 36)||General Purpose||Being phased out and replaced by the M2-4|
|Ke-M2-3A (YE 30)||General Purpose||Canceled model. Test types were available during YE 31-YE 37|
|Fourth Generation Mindy Armors|
|Ke-M2-4A (YE 38.4)||Starship Boarding||Currently in production; standard issue|
|Ke-M2-4E (YE 39.1)||Elysian variant||Currently in production|
|Ke-M2-4S (YE 39.1)||Separa'Shan variant||Currently in production|
The Mindy power armor has a wide range of equipment available to customize it for each mission.