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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.

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.

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