Rome, 26th February 2021. The Director of OCCAR Executive Administration (Organization Conjointe de Cooperation en matiere d'ARmement) - the organization for the management of Armaments Programmes in Europe - Matteo Bisceglia and the General Manager of Fincantieri’s Military Vessels Division Giuseppe Giordo signed the contract for the two new submarines for the Italian Navy (plus two as an option), the related 10 years support, and the new training system
The First Steel Cutting ceremony for the Fifth Multipurpose Patrol Ship (PPA) took place on the 25th June at Riva Trigoso Shipyard (Genova).
The steel cutting ceremony is a very meaningful milestone, as it marks the first tangible step of the building process and constitutes the virtual birth of a new ship.
The Transfer of Title of A400M MSN103 was signed on 16 June, becoming the 87th aircraft delivered to Nations under the OCCAR contract. However, this one was an important achievement for OCCAR, as it was the first one to be completed with full delegation from Germany, allowing OCCAR to perform the inspections and functional checks on their behalf, and also completed during the COVID-19 pandemic.