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Redwire Wins Position in $950M IDIQ Deal for Air Force’s ABMS

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Redwire Wins Position in $950M IDIQ Deal for Air Force’s ABMS

Florida-headquartered Redwire Corporation announced that it has been selected by the Air Force to compete for task orders alongside several other companies under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support the Advanced Battle Management System. The IDIQ has a $950 million ceiling, which will be shared across all awardees with no guaranteed task orders, Redwire said Tuesday.

The deal involves the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capabilities across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to realize the Department of Defense’s envisioned Joint All Domain Command and Control system, the company said in a statement.

Redwire said that making the ABMS possible will be the Air Force’s contribution to realizing the DOD’s JADC2 vision.

Peter Cannito, Redwire’s chairman and chief executive officer, said his company’s space cyber resiliency capabilities make it uniquely qualified to deliver innovative digital engineering solutions for its government customers.

The contract is part of a multiple award multi-level security effort to provide the development and operation of systems as a unified force across all domains, including air, land, sea, space, cyber and electromagnetic spectrum. Redwire said it intends to offer an open architecture family of systems that enables capabilities via multiple integrated platforms.

In a report submitted to Congress, the USAF described the ABMS as its effort to create its very own “internet of things.” The ABMS concept proposes using cloud environments and new communications methods to allow Air Force and Space Force systems to share data seamlessly using artificial intelligence to enable faster decision-making.

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