OCCAR News 22. February 2017 Handover ceremony of the OCCAR-EA Director On 22 February 2017, the handover ceremony of the OCCAR-EA Director was held at the OCCAR-EA headquarters in Bonn. 13. February 2017 First Steel Cutting Ceremony for PPA The First Steel Cutting ceremony for the Multipurpose Patrol Ship (Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura - PPA) took place in FINCANTIERI’s shipyard, in La Spezia, on 13 February 2017. 05. February 2009 Signature of OCCAR-NATO Security Agreement On 5 February, the OCCAR-EA Director and Mr Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Secretary General of NATO, signed the OCCAR-NATO Security Agreement at the NATO HQ in Brussels.