Thug Life was the colloquial name given to the Federation’s Daedalus Heavy Reconnaissance Wing based in the Sol system (Motto: “Reconnaissance by Cannonade”). Daedalus HRW was basically used as a shock unit in extreme environments, where recon often led to full scale engagements in which they frequently ended up outnumbered and outgunned. Casualties were often high in the unit, but their track record for success was unparalleled, owing to their leadership and pilot’s immense skill. In mid-3301, Halsey administration military cutbacks closed the wing and its pilots, were given the option to transfer to their choice of units. They instead chose to take their outright releases rather than fight in another outfit.
The commander at the time of their disbandment was Khalin Kilrain, a man from wealthy background and a well-connected family who also took his release and formed the TL Armoured Transport Company, drafting his pilots and company officers from the remnants of the old Daedalus HRW. TLATC found plenty of small contract work for large Federal corporate entities, until a stint for Gliese 868 Industries earned them a solid reputation for competency which led to large heavily incentive-laden contract for the Deneb Algedi Corporation in September of 3301.
After working for the DAC for a few short weeks, TLATC uncovered an illegal conspiracy between the CEO of the DAC, Lucien Corbeau, and local pirate factions in the Deneb Algedi system. After Corbeau was arrested and convicted, the Federation removed the DAC as the governing body in Deneb Algedi, and handed over governance of the system and all DAC assets at Burke Port to the TLATC, where they continue to work to better the economy and security of the Deneb Algedi System.