OCCAR News 06. March 2013 First production A400M makes maiden flight The first production A400M new generation airlifter made its maiden flight on 6 March 2013, marking a key milestone towards its delivery to the French Air Force. 06. March 2013 SAMP/T Joint French-Italian firing against a ballistic missile On the 06th March 2013, the first SAMP/T Anti Tactical Ballistic Missile (ATBM) firing with tactical link L16 was successfully held in Biscarrosse (DGA Missile trial Centre). 31. March 2012 SECOND ITALIAN MULTIPURPOSE FRIGATE LAUNCHED: VIRGINIO FASAN On 31st March 2012, another significant FREMM Programme high level objective was achieved. At Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard the Italian frigate “Virginio FASAN” was launched. 01. March 2012 Airbus Military Begins Final Assembly of Second Serial A400M The Airbus Military A400M final assembly line (FAL) in Seville (Spain) has begun working on the second serial production A400M.