OCCAR News 18. December 2014 Delivery of the first German A400M The first Airbus A400M (Manufacturer Serial Number 018/MSN018) for Germany has been delivered by OCCAR-EA to the Luftwaffe on 18 December 2014. 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. 04. December 2014 French - UK joint Initial Support Contract for the A400M Programme On the 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. 04. April 2014 First Turkish A400M delivery The A400M MSN9 (Manufacturer Serial Number 9) has been delivered to Turkey on 4 April 2014 as their first A400M aircraft. The transfer of title was signed by Turkey, Airbus Defence and Space and OCCAR-EA.