OCCAR News 01. October 2017 Formidable Shield 2017: participation of Italian FREMM Rizzo Italian Ship (ITS) Rizzo, the 6th Italian FREMM frigate, took part in the exercise Formidable Shield 2017, held in the North Sea next to Scotland from late September until mid-October. 24. February 2017 Technical and Logistic Support (TLS) Contract Amendment for TIGER signed On 24th February 2017 OCCAR Director Tim Rowntree and Airbus Helicopter Tiger Programme Manager Andreas Goern signed Amendment 5 of the TIGER helicopter Technical and Logistic Support (TLS) contract,... 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.