Latest News on OCCAR-EA
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.
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.
Italian Court of Auditors on board of FREMM Carabiniere
Representatives of the Italian Court of Auditors attended the last session of sea trials on board of the Italian FREMM frigate “Carabiniere”.
FREMM Carabiniere’s Final Acceptance
On 28th April 2015, the fourth Italian FREMM frigate “Carabiniere” was delivered by OCCAR to the Italian Navy.
Last batch of the Italian FREMM frigates ordered
On 16 April 2015, Italy formally placed its order for two further Italian FREMM frigates, exercising an option under the OCCAR FREMM contract.
MMCM Programme integrated into OCCAR and MMCM contract awarded
On behalf of France and the United Kingdom, OCCAR has awarded the Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) contract on 27 March 2015. With the signature of the MMCM Programme Decision on 12 March 2015, MMCM had formally been integrated as new Programme into OCCAR.
First Steel Cutting Ceremony for the 8th Italian FREMM
Another important milestone in the FREMM Programme was successfully achieved on 25th February 2015 with the first steel cutting of the 8th Italian FREMM frigate.
Delivery of the First 3 TIGER HAD/F Block 2 Helicopters for France
The French Republic received its first three TIGER HAD/F Block 2 helicopters in early December 2014.
Delivery of the 1st two TIGER HAD/E Helicopters for Spain
A major milestone in the TIGER Programme was achieved on the 18 December 2014 with the delivery of the first two HAD/E helicopters to Spain.
Contract for the TIGER Aircrew Training Means Upgrade and In-Service Support awarded
In the frame of the TIGER Programme, OCCAR-EA has awarded a contract to ARGE TATM, a partnership composed of Thales Training and Simulation (TTS) and Rheinmetall Defence Electronics (RDE).
Commander EATC visits OCCAR-EA
The Commander of the European Air Transport Command (EATC) visited OCCAR Director Tim Rowntree on 13 January 2015. They primarily discussed the A400M Programme and the related coordination of EATC and OCCAR work.
First successful interoperability qualification testing in the ESSOR Programme
The first Interoperability Functional Qualification Review (FQR) of the ESSOR Programme was successfully conducted on 17 and 18 December 2014.
Delivery of the first German A400M
The first Airbus A400M for Germany has been delivered by OCCAR-EA to the Luftwaffe on 18 December 2014.
Fifth Italian FREMM ‘Alpino’ launched
The Italian Frigate Alpino was launched in Riva Trigoso shipyard on 13 December 2014.
French - UK joint Initial Support Contract for the A400M Programme
On 4 December 2014, OCCAR signed on behalf of France and the UK a joint initial support contract for their A400M fleets with Airbus Defence and Space.
Security Arrangement between EDA and OCCAR signed
European Defence Agency (EDA) Chief Executive Claude-France Arnould and OCCAR Director Tim Rowntree have signed a Security Arrangement between their respective organisations on 8 December 2014.