The OCCAR-EA Director has signed today the FREMM Research & Technology Projects Contract with NAVIRIS, a 50% joint venture by Fincantieri and Naval Group, officially launched in January 2020 with the aim to strengthen the French – Italian cooperation for the shipbuilding industry and Navies as an evolution of an historical partnership .
OCCAR has a new Head of Corporate Support Division since the beginning of June. Mr José Emilio Besteiro replaces in the post Mr Geert Vanlinthout, whose contract, according to OCCAR personnel regulations, came to an end in May.
Mr Besteiro comes from the Spanish Underdirectorate for International Relations within the National Armaments Directorate (DGAM). He has extensive experience in the tasks associated to the position, gained in various posts in the ES Navy and more recently in the DGAM.
On 5 May 2020, after five months of preparation, the OCCAR-EA Director, Matteo Bisceglia and Airbus Defence and Space representatives, Mr Didier Plantecoste and Mr Hervé Daumas signed MMF Contract Amendment 9. This Contract Amendment concentrates on capabilities required upon Entry Into Service of the first MMF Aircraft.