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.
In February the Slovenian MoD announced on its homepage that they had chosen BOXER as the base vehicle to form two new mechanised infantry battlegroups. Slovenia joining OCCAR by becoming the fourth Participating State in the BOXER Programme will eventually be a reality soon.
On behalf of France and the United Kingdom (UK), OCCAR has awarded the Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) contract to Thales Underwater Systems, in collaboration with BAE Systems and their partners in France (ECA) and in the UK (ASV, Wood & Douglas, SAAB UK).