Latest News on OCCAR-EA
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.
OCCAR welcomes signing of contract for A330 MRTT aircraft
The Netherlands Ministry of Defence has notified Parliament of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Luxembourg to proceed with the acquisition of a pooled fleet of Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft, and the signing of a contract paving the way for the delivery of the aircraft.
Keel Laying Ceremonies in Riva Trigoso for LSS
A further important target in the Logistic Support Ship (LSS) Programme has been successfully achieved with the keel laying of the aft part of the ship. The respective ceremony took place at FINCANTIERI shipyard in Riva Trigoso (Genova) on 12th July.
Successful A400M static line parachuting tests
In June 2016, the A400M Programme made a further key step regarding its paratrooper delivery capability.
Netherlands ‘new vehicle mix’ BOXER Production contract awarded
A contract for a new vehicle mix of BOXER vehicles for the Netherlands was signed on 25 May 2016 by the original equipment manufacturer ARTEC GmbH and OCCAR.
FREMM Luigi Rizzo: First Sea Going
The Italian FREMM frigate ‘Luigi Rizzo’ had its first sea going in the Gulf of La Spezia on 17th of May 2016.
FREMM Carabiniere returns from operational deployment
The Italian FREMM Carabiniere has just concluded a six month deployment at sea off the Horn of Africa and in the Western Indian Ocean.
A400M re-deploys TIGER back from Africa
Operational premiere: A French TIGER helicopter was transferred in an A400M from Mali back to its home base in France.
First User Forum for the A400M Programme
An inaugural A400M User Forum was held in Seville, Spain and was attended by a wide range of attendees from the end user community.
FREMM “Languedoc” frigate delivered to the French Navy
On 16th March 2016, the French FREMM “Languedoc” was accepted by OCCAR on behalf of the French defence procurement agency DGA and delivered to the French Navy.
FSAF - final French “SAMP/T” system delivered
On 25th of February 2016, the OCCAR-EA FSAF – PAAMS Programme Division accepted delivery of the final French “SAMP/T” system.
First Steel Cutting Ceremonies for LSS
The first important milestone in the OCCAR Logistic Support Ship (LSS) Programme was successfully achieved in February with the first steel cutting.
OCCAR-EA has newly produced a video that provides a basic introduction to OCCAR.
ESSOR: Agreement with Wireless Innovation Forum signed
OCCAR, on behalf of the ESSOR Participating States, signed an agreement with the Wireless Innovation Forum for the exchange of information.
6th Italian FREMM launched
The 6th Italian FREMM frigate, named Luigi Rizzo, was launched on the 19th of December at the FINCANTIERI integrated shipyard in Riva Trigoso.
Second batch BOXER Production contract awarded
The contract for a second batch of BOXER vehicles for Germany was signed on 18 December 2015 at the OCCAR-EA headquarters in Bonn.
Issue 2 of EDA - OCCAR-EA Interface Document signed
European Defence Agency (EDA) Chief Executive Jorge Domecq and OCCAR Director Tim Rowntree have jointly signed a new issue of the EDA - OCCAR-EA Interface Document.
Signature of FSAF-PAAMS Contract for IFF Upgrade
On 15 December 2015, the OCCAR-EA FSAF-PAAMS Programme Manager signed a contract with Selex ES S.p.A. for the upgrade of Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) equipments installed in the Italian SAMP/T firing Sections.
MALE RPAS Programme Management Authorisation approved
The approval of the MALE RPAS Programme Management Authorisation by the OCCAR Board of Supervisors authorises the assignment of the programme to OCCAR for management purposes.