Papilon Security was founded in 2006 by unknown benefactors as Papilon Security Consultants, starting out as a small office in Brazil. They started with Private Security work, such as asset protection, to make a name for themselves.
Through their successful contracts, Papilon Security slowly started growing and expanding. They began to purchase ex-military vehicles, and slowly started opening up to Military contracts.
One such contract, on behalf of the Brazilian government, had a team of Papilon contractors track down and eliminate a criminal group in the forests. This is the first known recording of Papilon's contractors fighting on what they consider their "home turf" - and the incident that would highlight their speciality as avid guerilla fighters.
Papilon continued to expand, changing names to Papilon Solutions, PMC in 2011.
Global Espionage War, 2012-2014
In late 2012, Papilon Solutions announced that they had signed a military contract with The Tbonian People's Republic of Tbonia - Papilon Contractors would assist in combat operations overseas, and provide security in the mainland. Despite this contract, Papilon has stated that they are ultimately "neutral until fired upon" - even those counted as enemies of the Republic will only be fired upon by Contractors if the situation demands it.
As part of the contract, 600 contractors have been assigned to positions in the TPA - 150 now assist and train the Republic's Liberian Legionnares, 150 had been assigned to the Saudi Arabia Conflict, and 300 have been assigned to Interior duties within the republic. Roughly 400 vehicles accompany these contractors.
As of the Saudi Arabian Ceasefire, 150 Contractors and 60 vehicles assigned to the conflict have been returned from duty. This left 450 contractors and roughly 340 vehicles assigned to positions in the TPA.
Global Espionage War, 2015
After months of apparent inactivity and a lack of change in the status quo, a sudden announcement by Operational Commander Simon van der Linde detailed changes to the contract Papilon Solutions has with the Tbonian People's Republic of Tbonia.
As part of the change, roughly 300 contractors and vehicles have left Tbonian soil. Further details of Papilon's contract and their postings, as well as a second contract announced by the Operational Commander, have yet to be detailed.
Global Espionage War, 2016
Papilon's contract with Tbonia ended proper upon the conclusion of Operation Red Winter, with all contractors and materiel evacuated from Moscow and returning to regional HQs in South America and Europe.
The second contract announced by the Operational Commander was announced to have fallen through alongside the announcement of Papilon leaving Tbonian soil entirely, and Papilon has not currently announced any new contracts with Tbonia or otherwise.
Global Espionage War, 2017
Papilon Solutions' backbone is their contractors. Hailing from across the world, all Papilon contractors, former military or not, are trained in a vigorous 8 month regimen to build up their skills in jungle fighting, as well as more conventional forms of combat. Other training regimens, such as close protection, are also emphasized, with courses available each year should contractors wish to refresh themselves or learn new skills.
In the field, Papilon contractors wear BDU uniforms in old and commercial camoflauge patterns or solid colours. They wear no insignia, being identified only by their uniforms - if enemy elements wear similar uniforms, contractors are issued alternatives to ensure friendly fire does not become an issue. All contractors are issued a customized vest designed exclusively for Papilon Security, which is their other defining feature. These vests come mostly in solid colours, and can be seen in a wild variety of configurations depending on personal preference of the Contractor wearing one.
Contractors have relatively free reign in selecting their personal weapons - Papilon has an armoury of M4A1 Carbines and AK-74 Assault Rifles for all contractors to use, but in the field, contractors have been seen with weapons ranging from the G36C to RPK-74s. The only weapons that are not readily seen in Papilon hands are larger explosive weapons, though RPG-7s have been used in the past to destroy opposition armoured elements.
Papilon Solutions is known to have a fleet of 400 advanced transport helicopters. The helicopters have not clearly been identified nor named as of yet.
Standard ground vehicles for Papilon Solutions are ex-military HMMWVs, typically in OD or Tan paint. They serve as transports and patrol vehicles, as well as smaller cargo vehicles. Larger cargo is typically handled by a variety of military cargo trucks. A small fleet of ex-USSR vehicles is also known to be operated by Papilon within Europe.