OCCAR News 17. December 2014 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 in Gdynia (Poland). 13. December 2014 Fifth Italian FREMM ‘Alpino’ launched Frigate Alpino was launched in Riva Trigoso shipyard on 13 December 2014, less than nine months after the previous similar event. 08. December 2014 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.