In May 2020, Phoenix Logistics, Inc. was acquired by Private Equity (Profile Capital Partners, Chicago Illinois) thereby forming Phoenix Defense and spawning group companies Phoenix Logistics, LLC and PLI Manufacturing.

Simultaneously, Phoenix Defense acquired Riptide Software, Inc. establishing perhaps the most capable engineering services, software development, IT provisioning and aerospace design and manufacturing small to mid-size company in the defense industry.

Phoenix Defense’s group company qualifications are no less substantial ranging from CMMI ML 5 to ISO9001-2015 and AS9100D with prime contracts covering every major aspect of ground combat training.

Phoenix Logistics, LLC is the legacy namesake of Phoenix Logistics, Inc. (PLI) originally founded in 1991. Phoenix Logistics, LLC now houses all legacy PLI federal prime contracts. These contracts range from highly advanced software development programs like Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) to Information Technology (IT) support.

Riptide Software was originally founded in 1991 and has grown to be one of the most capable software development companies in the nation. Identified as Central Florida’s best company to work for in 2018, Riptide is home to some of the best minds in modeling and simulation.

The continuance of Phoenix Logistics, Inc. (PLI) aerospace design and manufacturing content in Gilbert, AZ supporting major aerospace primes including Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop, Ball Aerospace, Blue Origin and many others.

The combination of Phoenix Logistics, LLC and Riptide Software, Inc. establishing an optimized Joint Venture under common ownership and common management that blends the substantial past performance and qualifications of Phoenix Logistics and Riptide.

Phoenix Defense group companies are operated under common ownership and common management. Employees of the group companies are employed directly by Phoenix Logistics, LLC under a common paymaster and single rate structure that reduces management redundancy, adds efficiency and optimizes cost structure allowing Phoenix Defense group companies to provide more for our customers.