WASHINGTON — Redwire, a space infrastructure company based in Jacksonville, Florida, is expanding its focus on government work with a new facility in Chantilly, Virginia. 

The 7,300 square foot building will house executive offices, secure workspace, engineering labs and equipment to support Redwire’s national security programs, the company announced Feb. 27.

Redwire develops and produces deployable structures, digital engineering models and sensors for space surveillance and tracking. 

Location close to defense agencies

The new Chantilly location positions Redwire close to defense and intelligence agencies like the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the Space Systems Command’s Commercial Space Office and the Space Development Agency (SDA), as well as other aerospace contractors operating in the region. 

The expansion in Virginia follows the company’s recent opening of a facility in Longmont, Colorado, where Redwire added capacity to design Link 16 antennas for SDA’s network of low Earth orbit satellites. These antennas are designed to extend the U.S. military’s Link 16 battlefield network beyond line-of-sight limitations.  

“Redwire’s new Chantilly office provides a front door for the national security community,” said Dean Bellamy, Redwire’s executive vice president of national security space.

Sandra Erwin writes about military space programs, policy, technology and the industry that supports this sector. She has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and the defense industry for nearly two decades as editor of NDIA’s National Defense...