OCCAR News 08. July 2015 Laying down Ceremony for the 8th Italian FREMM The 8th Italian FREMM ship was laid down on the 12th July 2015 at the Riva Trigoso shipyard. 25. February 2015 First Steel Cutting Ceremony for the 8th Italian FREMM Another important milestone in the FREMM programme was successfully achieved on 25th February 2015 with the first steel cutting of the 8th Italian FREMM frigate. 02. July 2012 The first FSAF Joint Integrated-In Service Support Contract is ready for Rollout OCCAR-EA FSAF PD is pleased to announce that the first joint & international In-Service Support contract was signed between GIE EUROSAM and OCCAR, on 2 July 2012. 01. February 2012 Lynx Helicopter landed on FREMM Frigate First trials to certify the aviation platform equipment of the French FREMM frigate Aquitaine with French Navy “Lynx helicopter” were conducted in the Atlantic off Lorient on Tuesday 31st of January and Wednesday 1st of February 2012.