OCCAR News 22. August 2019 NVC Programme Integration activities started On 9 July 2019 the OCCAR Board of Supervisors approved the assignment of the Night Vision Capability (NVC) Programme to OCCAR for management purposes. This milestone marked the formal start of the Programme Integration phase. 31. May 2019 3rd Amendment to the Italian LSS Contract signed On 31 May 2019 the Contract Amendment Nr.3 for the Italian LSS Programme was signed in La Spezia by Fincantieri/Leonardo as Prime Contractors and OCCAR-EA on behalf of Italy. 14. March 2019 4th PPA - First Steel Cutting The First Steel Cutting ceremony for the 4th Multipurpose Patrol Ship (PPA) took place on 14th March at Riva Trigoso Shipyard (Genoa), 6 months ahead of schedule.