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The Vrana Corporation, alternately known as Vrana Industries, Incorporated (and stylised as VRANA or shortened to Vrana Corp.) is a Canada-based conglomerate.

Overview

« Making a safer tomorrow, today.
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Background

Virtual Reality (VR) training simulator developed by Vrana Corp.

Headquartered in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Vrana is a privately-owned corporation that has a majority stake with subsidiaries throughout the globe; namely private security consultation firms.

Vrana is the primary sponsor of the annually-run ARMEX international military tradeshow, but is better known for being the main shareholder of the U.S.-based ION Services private military company.

Vrana's TEC-IT AP9000, a rugged VoIP telephone.

Although the conglomerate is predominately focused on the military sector, in recent years it has begun to branch out into the civilian market.

They manufacture rugged electronics, run a variety of utility services, and sponsor racing teams and tournaments. In addition, this focus has also been shifted onto establishing a stronger foothold in Chinese shipping markets and trade infrastructure.

However, the departure of its senior management officials in the late 2030s appears to have reversed the conglomerate's fortunes. Uncertainty continues to surround Vrana's future as thousands of jobs are left in a state of limbo.

List of subsidiaries

The following companies have been acquired by Vrana and operate as subsidiaries of the conglomerate:

  • First-tier:
  • Second-tier:
    • Complete Intel Services (under Sister Systems)
    • Integrated Container Systems (under East Maritime Line)
    • ION Services, Inc. (under Strategic Procurement International)
    • Quontrol Brouwerij (under East Maritime Line)
  • Third-tier:
    • Pegasus Air Services (under ION Services, Inc.)
    • Sapphire Security (under ION Services, Inc.)
    • Xiamjin Wharf Management (under Integrated Container Systems)

The following companies are either in the process of being acquired by Vrana or have yet to fully join:

  • Xeodata
    • Xeodata's acquisition is currently being disputed by the European Competition Commission. Due to its potential legal issues, the finalisation of the deal has yet to confirmed.

The following companies have previously functioned as subsidiaries but have since parted ways with the conglomerate:

History

Organisation hierarchy (2013)

Vrana was first established in 1986 and was founded by a shipping industrialist named Raymond John St. Pierre along with several other key investors.

Early in 2010, Vrana's list of subsidiaries would be expanded with the acquisition of the South Carolina-based ION Services PMC (then-known as Black Element).

2009-2010

After public outrage over the involvement of Black Element PMCs following a protest at the Elektrozavodsk Power Plant, Vrana was forced to scale down and revoke all of its contracts in Chernarus and throughout the rest of the Green Sea region.

Several civilians were killed after the contractors opened fire on the gathered crowd of protesters, with many more being seriously wounded. Shortly after, the PMC was renamed to ION Services to avoid further association with the incident.

In late June/early July, Vrana acquired the shipping service, Quontrol Brouwerij, and reassigned the subsidiary as part of its East Maritime Line.

June 2013

Keen to boost its corporate image in the wake of its past controversies, the company renews its calls to governments over the necessity for PMCs in Takistan after a team of weapons inspectors from the UN are killed in a supposed ambush by Takistani militants.

In the wake of the rapidly deteriorating security situation, Vrana's contracts in the country are greatly expanded as NATO forces gradually pull out of the country, and PMCs from ION are hired to fill the void.

August 2013

The following information stems from Bohemia Interactive's Take On Helicopters

By August 2013, the position of CEO was now held by William R. J. Haydon. An unknown catastrophe resulted in one of Vrana's ships being heavily damaged and partially sunk in Seattle. The incident sparked much controversy and public outrage over its potentially dangerous cargo.

At this time a small, privately-owned civil aviation company named Larkin Aviation, had begun to attract the attention of Vrana's executives. The company was suffering from financial difficulties but the owners - two brothers by the name of Tom and Joe Larkin, had earned the interest of Vrana's CEO.

Haydon purchased a medium-lift utility helicopter for the ailing company, and opted to personally supervise demonstration flights with the brothers. Haydon continued to hire their services for several more charter flights before finally offering to acquire Larkin Aviation.

As part of the acquisition, Vrana dispatched one of its managers, Michelle Carmichael, to oversee the activities of Larkin Aviation. Additional equipment was also supplied to further assist in the company's revitalisation, which included a heavy-lift helicopter - courtesy of Haydon himself.

Larkin Aviation continued to take up contracts from Vrana and another of their subsidiaries, ION Services. Aside from cargo transport, they also assisted in ongoing training exercises. However as time went on, Larkin Aviation's crews were hired to perform increasingly dangerous contracts.

Larkin Aviation's services are requestioned to airlift the mysterious cargo out of Seattle's harbour.

One particular contract tasked the Larkin brothers with flying one of Vrana's specially customised heavy-lift utility helicopters; their objective, to retrieve a "strange" container from the partially sunk ship in the middle of Seattle.

The cargo was especially heavy and made flying difficult for the brothers. After unloading the cargo, the helicopter suffered an engine failure but was able to auto-rotate to the ground safely. In the aftermath of the ordeal, Vrana officially severed its ties with Larkin Aviation, leaving the former subsidiary independent once again.

Carmichael, the supervising manager sent by Vrana, decided to leave her position and opted to stay with Larkin Aviation instead.

2035

As of 2035, Vrana has continued to expand its lead in the technology market with the development of a highly advanced VR training simulator for military forces. However, it remains unclear as to whether Haydon continues to remain on as CEO or has been succeeded.

Prior to the outbreak of hostilities between the Altis Armed Forces and the U.S.-led Task Force Aegis, the company also ran competitive shooting and obstacle courses on the island of Stratis in the Republic of Altis and Stratis. ION contractors had also been initially hired to assist in the dismantling of NATO equipment and other installations on the island.

On August 18th, Vrana announced that it intends to buy European tech giant Xeodata in a forty billion dollar deal. However, the deal has been flagged by the committee of the European Competition Commission and will undergo a review before its acquisition can be finalised.

2039

Uncertainty clouds the conglomerate as reported by News Today (18-06-2039).

The conglomerate appears to be in dire straits as of mid 2039 following the departure of its CEO, though the exact cause is still unclear.

Thousands of jobs and the ownership of subsidiaries acquired by Vrana have been left in question with the conglomerate's lack of leadership. The value of its share price on stock exchange markets has also plummeted, with the company being left on the brink of possible fragmentation or a hostile takeover.

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Trivia

  • Vrana translates to "Crow" in Czech, which is a reference to Jay Crowe; one of the then-newly hired environmental artists for ArmA 2's DLCs.

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