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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.

ESSOR Interoperability Demonstration to NATO

Following the successful completion of the first phase of the ESSOR Programme, an interoperability demonstration to NATO was performed on 25th November in Gydnia (Poland).

COBRA ISS contract extension

A contract extension for further 2 years of In-Service Support for the COBRA System has been awarded.

Successful Launch of Aster 30 Missile from ITS Andrea DORIA

On Tuesday 26th October 2015, ITS Andrea DORIA successfully launched an Aster 30 missile during the First Maritime Missile Defence Exercise conducted in the Scottish Hebrides Firing Range.

COBRA obtains protected Modified Carrier Vehicle

In the course of the technical certification for a new German protected carrier vehicle for the COBRA system, the OCCAR COBRA Programme Division is currently supporting the approval process of dynamic driving characteristic tests.

OCCAR signs TIGER Mk3 Architecture Study

The TIGER of the future is sharpening its claws: On 31 July 2015, OCCAR has signed a contract for an Architecture Study with the aim to define the so-called “Tiger Mk3” Mid-Life Upgrade of the TIGER.

Laying down Ceremony for the 8th Italian FREMM

The 8th Italian FREMM ship was laid down on the 12th July 2015 at the Riva Trigoso shipyard.

Delivery of 300th BOXER vehicle

On 19 June 2015, the 300th BOXER vehicle was delivered to the Netherland’s Army.

Final interoperability event in the ESSOR Programme

Following the first and the second successful Interoperability Functional Qualification Reviews, a final ESSOR interoperability event was conducted 23 - 25 June 2015.

FREMM Provence frigate delivered

On 12th June 2015, the French FREMM frigate “Provence” was accepted by OCCAR and delivered to the French Navy.

New interoperability qualification testing in the ESSOR Programme

Following the first successful Interoperability Functional Qualification Review (FQR) of the ESSOR Programme, a new Interoperability FQR was conducted in May 2015.

Unique in Europe: FREMM frigate fires a naval Cruise Missile

On 19th May 2015, the first Naval Cruise Missile firing was successfully performed by the French FREMM Aquitaine.

A400M accident

On 9 May 2015, an A400M aircraft crashed during a test flight in Seville/Spain.

FREMM Alpino: First Sea Going

The Italian FREMM frigate “Alpino” had its first sea going in the Gulf of La Spezia on 5th of May 2015.

Two new ship programmes integrated into OCCAR

The Multipurpose Combat Ship Programme PPA (Pattugliatori Polivalenti d’Altura) and the Logistic Support Ship Programme LSS (Logistic Support Ship) have been formally integrated into OCCAR.

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