As a result of the intensive work of the teams of Naval Group, its industrial partners, the French Navy, DGA and OCCAR, the 6th French Multi-Mission Frigate ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) Class FREMM Follow on Ship “Normandie” was accepted by OCCAR and delivered to the French Navy in agreement with the Direction Générale de l’Armement on 16th July 2019.
The delivery of the first two Lithuanian VILKAS Infantry Fighting Vehicles took place on 9 July in Vilnius, Lithuania. This is an historical milestone for the Lithuanian Armed Forces but also for OCCAR, as it demonstrates the level of support provided by the organisation to its customers be it OCCAR Member States or OCCAR Programme Participating States.
OCCAR has placed on January 30th a new Logistic Support Ship (LSS) contract for 1.7 b€ (VAT incl.) on behalf of the French Defence procurement agency “Direction générale de l’armement” (DGA).
In accordance with the French Defence planning law 2019-2025, this contract will enable the French Navy to progressively phase out the current ageing logistic fleet and commission 4 brand new vessels, the first two of which shall be delivered by 2025.
The launching ceremony of the Italian FREMM Spartaco Schergat, another significant milestone for the FREMM programme in the framework of the joint Italian-French cooperation programme managed by OCCAR, was held on 26th January 2019 at the FINCANTIERI integrated shipyard in Riva Trigoso.
Under the supervision of the OCCAR FREMM Programme Division and the Italian Naval Directorate (NAVARM), the FREMM programme is moving quickly toward completion, given the tenth and last Frigate, Emilio Bianchi, will be launched within a year.