Ultimately targeting the increase of fleet availability for the benefit of the French, German and Spanish customers, OCCAR and Airbus Helicopter Tiger signed on 29th November 2019 the so-called Global Support Contract, that will ensure the long-term sustainability of the Tiger system for the next years and beyond.
As the helicopter production phase just ended with the deliveries of the last helicopters, spare parts production and repair lines were to be secured in order to maintain the current industrial capabilities.
Fincantieri will build the forward sections of the French LSS vessels for the French Navy based on the Italian "Vulcano" design.
The Italian group has been awarded an order from Chantiers de l' Atlantique (CdA) for the construction of the four French vessels' forward sections.
On 2nd September 2019, OCCAR EA Director Mr Arturo Alfonso Meiriño visited Saint-Nazaire OCCAR LSS PD premises, located in the “Chantiers de l’Atlantique” shipyard facilities. He was accompanied by Eng. Gen. Laurent Sellier, Director of the Naval Management Unit of the French “Direction Générale de l’Armement”.