Who are we?
OCCAR is an international organisation whose core-business is the through life management of cooperative defence equipment programmes. The organisation was established by means of a Convention (93kB) , which is equivalent to an international treaty.
OCCAR is a centre of excellence in its business domain. This vision is underpinned by the implementation of a comprehensive management framework, comprising a Quality Management System, which attained the ISO 9001:2000 certification in July 2005.
Recertification on an annual basis was attained up to 2008. In 2009, the OCCAR Quality Management System was certified against the new ISO 9001:2008 standard and yearly recertified since then.
At the moment six states are Member States of OCCAR: Belgium, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain.
The OCCAR community consists however of 12 states in total, as Finland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Turkey are also participating in one or more OCCAR Programmes (as "Participating States") without being OCCAR Member States.