Phoenix Defense  

Gilbert,  AZ 
United States
  • Booth: 780

Welcome to Phoenix Defense

Phoenix Defense is an agile provider of engineering, manufacturing, IT, and logistics/supply chain services to the defense, space, aerospace, and commercial markets. Phoenix Defense consists of four world class companies; Phoenix Logistics, Riptide Software, Phoenix Defense Germany, GmbH, and PLI Manufacturing.  Our four group companies provide engineering, manufacturing, IT, training and logistical services to the defense, aerospace, and commercial markets. Riptide Software, a CMMI® L5 company, has been at the forefront of cutting-edge software development for over two decades providing full spectrum training technologies and solutions to the military and commercial markets.  

Brands: Phoenix Defense, LLC; Phoenix Logistics, LLC; PLI Manufacturing, LLC; and Riptide Software, Inc. (a certified CMMI® Maturity Level 5 Company).

 Press Releases

  • (ORLANDO, FL) – November 25, 2022 – Phoenix Defense unveils the first Stationary Infantry Target (SIT) fully compliant with the new US Army build-to-print requirements in preparation for the upcoming Live Training, Ranges, and Combat Training Centers (LTRaC) contract. Phoenix Defense will showcase this new target in booth #780 at The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training event.

    The creation of build-to-print targets for the US Army represents a new change in Army targetry procurement strategy.  “The construction and procurement of these new targets will allow the Army more flexibility in target maintenance and less dependency on individual vendors. We are proud to be one of the first industry partners to produce a fully functioning SIT from early design materials released by the Army and look forward to a long future creating live fire presentation devices to support our Warfighters,” said Phoenix Defense CTO and SkunkApe Works Director, Barry Clinger.

    The construction of the new SIT is the combined works of Phoenix Defense’s manufacturing division located in Gilbert, AZ and our newly created internal innovation laboratory in Orlando, Florida (SkunkApe Works), led by Barry Clinger.

    About Phoenix Defense

    Phoenix Defense includes Phoenix Logistics, PLI Manufacturing, Riptide Software, Phoenix Defense Ventures and Phoenix Defense Germany, GmbH. Phoenix Defense is an agile provider of engineering, manufacturing, information technology, and logistics and supply chain services to the defense, space, aerospace, and industrial markets. The company is made up of talented experts, with years of defense and industry experience, who reliably solve technical and programmatic problems related to aerospace design and manufacturing, as well as complex logistical challenges related to delivery of critical infrastructure (medical, energy, IT and transportation).  

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    Media Contact:

    If  you would like more information, Phoenix Defense CTO and technology resources are available for interview.  Please contact Linda Talbot, 602-231-8616 Ext. 1013.