Redwire Wins U.S. Air Force ABMS Contracting Opportunity
The U.S. Air Force has selected Redwire and other select companies to compete to win task orders and contribute to its Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS).
The service has been awarding these contracts for several years. They allow companies the opportunity to receive between $1,000 and $950 million over a span of years for work in a number of different categories. They are digital architecture, engineering and concepts, sensor integration, all-domain data, all-domain secure processing, all-domain connectivity, all-domain applications, and effects integration.
Redwire will be pursuing digital engineering task orders. It can model and simulate a variety of scenarios. They include two satellites connecting to each other, satellites to the ground, at the level of components, or even modeling architectures, Dean Bellamy, Redwire’s executive vice president for national security space, told Aviation Week. That will help the Air Force reduce risk and save money because it can model the implications of decisions in different scenarios.
Through a partnership established last year with BigBear.ai, the company also has the ability to increase cyber resilience. BigBear.ai evaluates systems for cyber vulnerabilities. That capability, combined with Redwire’s background in space, allows the company to evaluate a range of products–hardware or software–to increase its cyber security, Bellamy said.
“We are uniquely qualified to deliver innovative digital engineering solutions for our government customers,” Redwire CEO Peter Cannito said.