Trident Development Corporation

Trident AQUIRES San diego based vdl5, inc

May 2nd, 2023, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Twin Cities based Trident Development Corporation (Trident), announced today that they have acquired VDL5 Technologies Inc., a San Diego, CA, defense contracting firm.

VDL5 Technologies Inc. specializes in the creation of Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals, also known as IETMs, for the military. VDL5 is an industry leader and constantly strives for perfection in the development, integration and testing of IETMs for military applications. VDL5’s staff believes in forging a strong partnership with their customers, using decades of experience to create content, guiding partners through the military IETM development process, and collaborating in producing high quality products that always meet the rigorous Validation and Verification performed for IETM acceptance.

“Our IETM’s provide VDL5 customers with a tool that enhances their capabilities for performance of both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on their systems and equipment. Most importantly, VDL-5 improves the warfighter’s capability for keeping their mission-critical systems operationally ready to support their mission both at home and abroad. Were truly excited to be part of the Trident family and look forward to expanding our services moving forward.” – VLD5, Director of Programs, Tamara Harpster

VDL5’s goal is to be a world class provider of Technical Manuals and related technical document solutions to their customers and industry partners. The VDL5 technical team researches and analyzes existing technical data; creates/converts technical content into specification-compliant formats; and integrates content with varied software tools providing customers with high quality, low risk, cost-effective, easy-to-use product, and service solutions.

This acquisition is part of Trident’s overall strategy to expand its engineering services offering to both our federal government and commercial clients.” – Steve Sullivan, President & CEO.

About Trident Development Corporation

Trident Development Corporation, a full-service professional services company, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a Certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOB). Trident is dedicated to providing the highest caliber of service across a broad spectrum of ever-changing talent resource needs to meet the unique requirements and expectations of our candidates as well as the employers we serve.


Steven Sullivan, President at PH: 651-583-1184


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