Formally registered with the Pilots Federation as SIRA Interstellar in October 3302, our peculiar group mostly consists of well-equipped and experienced individuals of various creeds who have joined forces under the vision of life without oppressive superpowers and impotent bureaucracies. Our members share an unorthodox methodology in achieving their goals—such as the reallocation of commodities from unsuspecting traders and issuing involuntary existence suspension on opposing actors—and a cult-like devotion to "The Vision".
Our heritage is loosely traced to the pre-space era of humanity, although certain traditions have evolved dramatically over the years. Us modern "representatives" are merely stragglers of the Pilots Federation searching for freedom and purpose, while guided by a common vision. Some rumours say that we're one of the more unsavoury groups in the galaxy, a claim we do not deny. There is a certain pride involved in being associated with us from the perspective of others. We lack consistency in our membership, being composed of deep space cartographers, cyberwarfare experts, entrepreneurs, trade tycoons, feared bounty hunters, and cut-throat mercenaries... among others. Salvaged black-box footage from attacked civilian wreckage, along with survivor testimonies, have provided evidence to the galactic community that we may also harbor dangerous pirates and terrorists among our ranks. You have been warned.
SIRA Incorporated (SIRA Inc) was founded in the LP 355-65 system at an unspecified date between November 3302 and January 3303; the exact date is unknown due to inconsistencies in the application process. It was originally to be founded in the 51 Arietis system, however, this did not pan out. Little is known about the documented founder "Cathal O’Duffy", aside from documentation and accounts that show him to be a veteran of many conflicts and a fervent anti-communist. His very existence was met with skepticism by local authorities who nonetheless struggled to disprove it. The corporation was created to deal primarily with the financial industry, but has since expanded its portfolio to become quite diversified; including operations in the industrial and refining sectors, as well as private security and paramilitary, and various other investments.
A concentrated effort by our pilots in May 3303—dubbed Operation Persistent Vision—allowed the corporation to take control of the system's main station, Barba Ring, from its previous owners, the LP 355-65 Transport Group, in a "peaceful" election. The group lodged many complaints against SIRA Inc, claiming that the upstart corporation funded pirates to attack civilian vessels to cause chaos within their controlled area with the intent of turning voters away. SIRA officials deny these allegations and will provide no further comments on the subject. The station has been considered our headquarters ever since.
While staunchly independent from the bureaucracies that plague the bubble, we have developed a symbiotic relationship with Li Yong-Rui (LYR) and his representative pilots under SiriusGov. Our pilots routinely propagate LYR's interest in the systems surrounding LP 355-65—in order to exploit module and ship discounts obtained through extensive back-door brokering with the mega-corporation—and can sometimes be spotted in Lembava. We have also developed a co-operative relationship with Iridium Wing, based a mere seven light years away in the Ki system. A formal treaty was ratified in May 3303 to encourage faction growth in opposite directions from one another.
As a dominant force in the system, we looked to secure more assets within the system and protect them from possible outside forces. The Revolutionary Capukanga Progressive Party (RCPP), a far-left polity receiving backing from the Federation and originating from the nearby Capukanga system, had expanded operations to the LP 355-65 system some time before SIRA Inc's inception and gained a small influence over the system. Our most faithful pilots took a determined charge and devised a plan to force the invaders back from where they came, orchestrated by CMDR Shetay and known as Operation Capukanga Flashpoint. Through clandestine deals and secret arms deliveries, our agents provoked a hot war between our old rivals, the LP 355-65 Transport Group, and the RCPP.
Taking the initiative, our newly-forged corporate alliance swiftly assaulted key RCPP positions, neutralizing high levels of leadership and engaging their confused fleets in orbit of the system’s first gas giant, attempting to blockade Miklouho-Maclay Silo and Barba Ring. Our strike forces succeeded in eradicating the RCPP forces in-system, incurring minimal civilian casualties in the process, while also managing to heavily damage a Federal Farragut Battle Cruiser. By June 3303, a mop-up operation was in progress, with provisional administrations taking control of previously-held RCPP outposts, as well as medical ships transferring civilians and POWs for medical care and processing at Barba Ring and nearby systems. The RCPP was forced to retreat from LP 355-65 in the aftermath and the operation was concluded successfully.
In early July 3303, SIRA Inc made a successful push to expand operations beyond LP 355-65. The endeavour resulted in the corporation gaining a hold in the LHS 1573 system, home to a small refinery-based economy. Company shares responded favourably to the new growth and a spokesperson stated, "we plan on stimulating the local economy with our corporate model and hope to provide lucrative opportunities to any pilots willing to engage in business partnerships". Local faction representatives in LHS 1573 quickly became wary about SIRA Inc's quick rise to prominence and the uncertainty caused with operations expanded to the sector. On July 24, 3303, the LHS 1573 Purple Partnership, a local anarchist faction, declared war on SIRA Inc in LHS 1573, stating that, "foreign corporate influence in the sector will not be tolerated". Our pilots quickly mobilized in response, eager to take part in their first direct conflict. Localized fighting erupted in orbit around Dustbowl, the lone planet in the region. Our pilots quickly overwhelmed the Purple Partnership forces and solidified our hold in the system.
Following a few victories in conflicts with the local LHS 1573 anarchists and the confederate LHS 1573 League, our now-battle-hardened pilots mobilized to secure the new territory in September 3303, primarily led by CMDR Hunterlit. The result of the campaign led to the control of the system and its stations being handed over to SIRA Inc by the LHS 1573 PLC in elections. However, our grip on the system would last only a couple of months before reports of Thargoids would lure our pilots away from the area. By December 3303, the confederates upstaged the system. SIRA Inc lost control over the outpost Blackman Terminal to the local PLC in January 3304, as SiriusGov made a supporting effort to reclaim the system from the confederacy. By Feburary 3304, with the PLC in total control over the system, our pilots made a revitalized effort to regain control over the system. This resulted in us reclaiming the main station, DG-1 Refinery, in orbit around Dustbowl. By the end of March 3304, the campaign to retake the outpost and secure the system was concluded.
On March 15 3304, SIRA Inc managed to expand their operations to 51 Arietis, our primary choice for founding the corporation. Our pilots were jubilant that their long efforts paid off; covert operations against Ikenga Central Holdings overseen by CMDR Billy Herrington and CMDR Lamartian paved the way for SIRA Inc's growth, and a resurgent effort from our pilots—eager to get their hands on the newly released Alliance Chieftain—gave the corporation the resources to capitalize. Four days later, our pilots were off to war against the Uniting 51 Arietis faction. We won easily and secured our place in the system. In April 3304, operations expanded to the Nekhbet system. [[update this; Jul 3304]]