OCCAR News 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. 23. November 2012 First of Class FREMM “Aquitaine” accepted by OCCAR On the 23 rd November, the French FREMM ASM (Anti Submarine Warfare) First of Class frigate, “Aquitaine” was accepted by OCCAR-EA Director Patrick Bellouard, 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.