OCCAR News 08. December 2016 EDA Chief Executive visits OCCAR Director The Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency (EDA), Mr. Jorge Domecq, visited OCCAR Director Tim Rowntree at the OCCAR headquarters in Bonn on 8 December for their biannual meeting. 22. August 2016 Lithuania joins BOXER Programme On 22 August 2016, OCCAR awarded on behalf of the Republic of Lithuania a contract for the procurement of BOXER Infantry Fighting Vehicles to the BOXER manufacturer ARTEC GmbH. 25. May 2016 Netherlands ‘new vehicle mix’ BOXER Production contract awarded A contract for a new vehicle mix of BOXER vehicles for the Netherlands was signed on 25 May 2016 at the OCCAR-EA headquarters in Bonn by the original equipment manufacturer ARTEC GmbH and OCCAR. 17. May 2016 FREMM ‘Luigi Rizzo’: First Sea Going The Italian FREMM frigate ‘Luigi Rizzo’ had its first sea going in the Gulf of La Spezia on 17th of May 2016. 'Luigi Rizzo' is the 6th Italian FREMM frigate, and the second in General Purpose configuration.