Latest News on OCCAR-EA
On the 27th February 2014 in La Spezia shipyard, the third Italian frigate “Carlo Margottini” was delivered by OCCAR to the Italian Navy.
OCCAR Director speaks at UK Defence Forum
OCCAR Director Tim Rowntree was invited by UK Defence Forum to join their recent meeting in London and speak to them.
OCCAR Director visits EATC Commander
The OCCAR Director, Tim Rowntree, visited the Commander of the European Air Transport Command (EATC), Major General Pascal Valentin.
FSAF - French SAMP/T "MAMBA" System Delivery
On 14th January 2014, the OCCAR FSAF – PAAMS Programme Division accepted delivery of the penultimate French SAMP/T “MAMBA” system and subsequently transferred it to the French Air Force Ground Based Air Defence Squadron 01.950 “CRAU”.
French TIGER HAD operational unit receives its 1st Serial Aircraft
On 12 December 2013 two HAD-F helicopters were transferred to the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment (“1er RHC”) in Phalsbourg, thus establishing the first French Tiger HAD operational unit.
Operation Serval - First operational mission for A400M Atlas
The new Airbus A400M flew its first operational mission on Sunday 29 December 2013, when the French Air Force MSN8 (Manufacturer Serial Number 8) flew to Bamako airport in Mali.
First of Class Anti Submarine Warfare FREMM Virginio Fasan: Mission Accomplished
On 19 December 2013, OCCAR delivered to the Italian Navy the ITS (Italian Ship) Virginio Fasan, the first of class FREMM frigate in the anti submarine warfare version.
Italian FREMM Frigate Bergamini casts off
On 13 November 2013, the FREMM First of Class General Purpose (FOC GP) frigate Carlo Bergamini joined the 30th Italian Naval Group.
The second French FREMM frigate “Normandie” starts sea trials
On the 25th October 2013, the French Navy’s Second of Class FREMM Multi-Mission Frigate “Normandie” has started its first sea trials in Lorient.
Three IT FREMM Ships at Sea together
On 26 September 2013, in La Spezia bay, a great day occurred for OCCAR, OSN and the Italian Navy. Three IT FREMM ships, ITS Carlo BERGAMINI, Virginio FASAN and Carlo MARGOTTINI were together at sea for the first time.
First A400M Official Delivery Ceremony held in Seville
Seville, 30th September 2013: In a spectacular ceremony held at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville, the first production A400M was officially delivered to the French Air Force.
Third French FREMM frigate “Provence” launched
The French navy’s FREMM multi-mission frigate “Provence” was launched in Lorient by DCNS on 18 September 2013 under the supervision of OCCAR FREMM Programme Division.
Delivery of 200th BOXER vehicle (1st Netherlands BOXER)
On 21 August the 200th produced BOXER vehicle was delivered by the manufacturer ARTEC. The 1st Netherlands BOXER ended up as the 200th BOXER vehicle.
A400M First Aircraft Delivery
On the 1st August 2013 OCCAR-EA completed the acceptance and delivery of the first production A400M aircraft on behalf of the lead Nation France.
The A400M achieves first military standard acceptance through Initial Operating Clearance (IOC)
31 July 2013 - Today the Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter has received its Type Acceptance at the contractual Initial Operating Clearance (IOC) Standard from OCCAR
A400M opens the show at Le Bourget
The Paris Airshow opened at Le Bourget on 17th June. The opening flying display was by the A400M.
Italian FREMM FOC GP Carlo BERGAMINI delivered to the Italian Navy
29th of May 2013: The Italian Frigate “Carlo BERGAMINI” was accepted by OCCAR and delivered to the Italian Navy at Fincantieri-Muggiano premises (La Spezia).
First production A400M makes maiden flight
The first production A400M new generation airlifter made its maiden flight on 6 March 2013, marking a key milestone towards its delivery to the French Air Force.