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What does OCCAR do?

OCCAR's Mission

To facilitate and manage cooperative European Armament Programmes through their life cycle, as well as Technology Demonstrator Programmes (TDPs), to the satisfaction of our customers.

OCCAR Programme portfolio currently includes 13 important armament programmes with a total operational budget in 2018 of about 3.6 Billion €: 
A400M, BOXER, COBRA, ESSOR, FREMM, FSAF-PAAMS, LSS, MALE RPAS, MMCM, MMF, MUSIS, PPA and TIGER.

The OCCAR Programmes in the system life cycle:

The governance of OCCAR and the management of the OCCAR programmes is based on the OCCAR rules
Within its programmes, OCCAR manages the programme contracts with industry and acts as the Contracting Authority for the programme Participating States.

OCCAR's Vision

To be a centre of excellence, and first choice in Europe, for cooperative Defence Equipment Programmes on a Through Life Management basis.

OCCAR's Values

Belief in Europe’s future
We are committed to OCCAR’s fundamental role in establishing a customer focused European defence equipment acquisition capability.

Professionalism, teamwork and positive attitude towards change
We believe that these are the essential values for the achievement of excellence.

Cultural diversity
We recognise and use the different cultures, skills and experiences of our staff and customers as drivers for innovation and continual improvement.

Integrity
We are committed to the highest standards of integrity in dealing with Nation’s financial resources, assets and defence systems.