Escurecer is a private military corporation. Ex-United States Air Force pilot Hal Coughlin was offered a job to fly with them. During the Malaysia operation, Escurecer was hired by Sandringham Partners, Ltd and had just arrived in theatre with two F-16s when Firehawk, LLC launched a preemptive strike at the base. The two F-16s were lost, one of which was flown by Hal Coughlin. Pictures of his corpse was part of the reason Troy Loensch agreed to help the CIA investigate Firehawk.