OCCAR News 22. March 2011 European Defence Agency – Chief Executive, Ms. Claude-France Arnould visited OCCAR-EA The Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency, Ms. Claude-France Arnould, visited the OCCAR-EA Headquarters in Bonn on 22 March 2011. 01. March 2011 First Boxers arrive at German Army unit The first Boxer vehicles have arrived at 292 Jägerbattalion in Dounaeschingen in preparation for the vehicles deployment to Afghanistan with this unit by August this year. 16. February 2011 16 February 2011: A400M Maturity Gate Milestone Achieved One of the most important industrial decisions on the A400M Programme was taken on 16 February 2011. The so called Maturity Gate Milestone was reviewed by an independent panel and as a result of this review the gate has now been passed. 01. February 2011 A400M begins cold weather trials in Sweden The second A400M development aircraft - Grizzly 2 - visited Kiruna in northern Sweden for four days of cold weather trials at the beginning of February.