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Handover ceremony of the OCCAR-EA Director

On 22 February 2017, the handover ceremony of the OCCAR-EA Director was held at the OCCAR-EA headquarters in Bonn.

400th BOXER vehicle delivered!

On 1st February 2017, a major milestone in the BOXER Programme was celebrated: The delivery of the 400th BOXER vehicle to the Royal Netherlands Army.

“Ready for Training” of the Upgraded Computer Aided Training for Tiger UHT

On 10 January 2017, the Computer Aided Training upgrade for the German TIGER UHT reached its final milestone with the “Ready for Training” declaration made by OCCAR.

FREMM Carabiniere deployment to Australia and South-East Asia

Italian FREMM Carabiniere has started its 20,000 nautical miles deployment to South East Asia and Australia, visiting eight different countries during four months of operational activity.

Important FSAF-PAAMS contract amendment signed

In the frame of the Sustainment & Enhancement Phase of the FSAF-PAAMS Programme, OCCAR signed Contract Amendment 1.

OCCAR-EA attends Airbus MRTT Users Group

Representatives of the OCCAR-EA MMF Programme Division participated in the Airbus MRTT Users Group (AMUG) 2016.

New TIGER Standard Mark II contracted

The development of the TIGER HAD Mark II standard has been launched by OCCAR on behalf of France on 15 December 2016.

First TIGER HAD Block 2 helicopter delivered to the Spanish Army

A major milestone of the TIGER HAD project was achieved on 13 December 2016 with the delivery of the first TIGER HAD/E in Block 2 configuration to the Spanish Army.

EDA Chief Executive visits OCCAR Director

The Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency visited the OCCAR Director at the OCCAR headquarters in Bonn on 8 December.

First Spanish A400M enters into service

The 1st A400M was delivered to the Spanish Air Force and has entered into service. The official reception ceremony was held by the Spanish Minister of Defence on 1st December in Sevilla.

First launch of ASTER 30 from a FREMM Frigate

The Italian FREMM frigate Bergamini successfully carried out the first ASTER 30 firing of the FREMM Programme.


An OCCAR team, led by OCCAR Director Mr. Tim Rowntree, visited NSPA on 2 November 2016.

MMF Programme Division fully established

Since beginning of November 2016, the new OCCAR MMF Programme Division is fully operational.

Keel Laying Ceremony for LSS

Another key milestone in the Logistic Support Ship (LSS) Programme was successfully achieved with the keel laying of the fore section.

MMCM contract announcement for Manufacture and Qualification

The contract to proceed with Stages 2 and 3 of the FR/UK MMCM Programme has been jointly announced, on 20 October 2016, at EURONAVAL.

New MALE RPAS Programme Division office opened

The new office for the OCCAR MALE RPAS Programme Division in Munich/Hallbergmoos was officially opened on 19 October 2016.

FREMM Alpino: fifth Italian FREMM delivered

On 30th September 2016, the Italian FREMM frigate “Alpino” was delivered by OCCAR to the Italian Navy.

The fourth French FREMM frigate “Auvergne” starts sea trials

The French Navy’s FREMM multi-mission frigate “Auvergne” successfully completed its first sea going in Lorient on 26th September 2016.

European MALE RPAS Programme launched

The contract for a Definition Study of the European MALE RPAS (Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) Programme was awarded by OCCAR to Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo S.p.a..

Lithuania joins BOXER Programme

On 22 August 2016, OCCAR awarded on behalf of the Republic of Lithuania a contract for the procurement of BOXER Infantry Fighting Vehicles to the BOXER manufacturer ARTEC GmbH.

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