Mission. Vision. Values.

Fuel Our Company

Phoenix Defense's roots extend to 1991 and the delivery of its first product — radio-frequency connectors for F-16s. Our company has been expanding products and services ever since, becoming a diverse provider of Engineering Services and Aerospace Manufacturing to defense, government and others with critical missions.

Growing With Expertise

Our facilities and workforce have grown through a commitment to innovation and quality, as well as strategic acquisitions that dovetail with our mission and values. The capabilities of our company now include engineering, manufacturing, medical simulation, software, live training, IT, logistics provisioning, field services and live, virtual and constructive military combat simulation. The Phoenix Defense team consists of talented experts with years of defense and industry experience.



Create Phoenix Defense Germany, GmbH, and acquire precision parts manufacturing facility in Gilbert, Arizona


Acquire Riptide Software as part of a strategic recapitalization with Profile Capital Management that brings Riptide and other existing companies under common management of newly formed Phoenix Defense LLC


Certified by Defense Contract Audit Agency


First prime contract received from NASA; enter simulation market


Implement management information systems


Enter space design and manufacturing


Begin offering engineering design and services


Obtain ISO and AS9100 certifications


Delivered first product – radio-frequency connectors for F-16s

About Us and Our Culture

With a straightforward corporate structure and accessible leadership, Phoenix Defense emphasizes teamwork and accountability. We value the diverse backgrounds and perspectives each employee brings to each challenge and to the workplace. We put a premium on listening and fun, even as we do serious work.

Corporate Responsibility

A commitment to corporate responsibility is a key factor in our company’s success and comes in many forms, from volunteering at homeless shelters to contributing a share of profits to worthy causes team members select. Our mission and values provide the foundation for corporate responsibility in the workplace and in our communities. Every day, employees and leadership alike embody those values.

Mission, Vision and Core Values

Putting a company’s mission, vision and values into words seems like a simple exercise. Living up to them is the challenge.

Phoenix Defense and its team members know what we’re doing and why, because we communicate and live out those values in service to customers and one another. And when we get deep in the trenches, those words help maintain our focus on the mission.

Our Mission

To enhance the success of our customers, employees and suppliers by providing unrivaled value, service and quality through delivery of innovative product and service solutions to global aerospace and defense markets.

Our Vision

To be the premier provider of aerospace products and engineering services to worldwide aerospace and defense markets. We will diligently serve the U.S. government, aerospace and defense prime contractors and commercial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). We will bring unrivaled value to our customers by acting as an integral team member and partner that surrounds their complex applications with exceptional service, superior quality, outstanding value and complete integration. We will provide full product life-cycle support from design, pre-production, through production, logistics and support management, and on to end of life.

Our Core Values

At Phoenix Defense our guiding principle is simple:
Do the right thing. Doing the right thing means living our core values every day.


We are committed to conducting ourselves honestly, ethically, and morally in every action and interaction, and to building trust in all our relationships. We believe that every individual we interact with deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.


We believe as a company and as individuals we have a responsibility to be leaders in our industry, leaders in our workplace and leaders in our community.


As a company and as individuals we own our actions and accept full responsibility for them. We take responsibility for our performance in all of our decisions and actions.


We are committed to pursue best practices and the highest quality in everything we do. We do it right the first time and put processes in place to ensure that it’s done right every time thereafter. We show pride, enthusiasm and dedication in everything we do.


We have a genuine concern for customers and are committed to always responding with a sense of urgency.


We believe every action we take as individuals and as a company must create value for our customers, our associates, our suppliers, or our shareholders.