OCCAR News 04. November 2017 The fifth French ASW FREMM frigate “Bretagne” on the way to the reception On - 18th of October 2017, the fifth of class French - ASM (Anti-Submarine Warfare) FREMM multi-mission frigate “Bretagne” has successfully completed first sea trials in Lorient. 02. November 2017 OCCAR awards LRR ISS contract to Thales NL The OCCAR Director, Arturo Alfonso Meiriño and Gerben Edelijn, CEO of Thales Netherlands, have signed today, 2nd November, in Bonn, the Long Range Radar In Service Support contract for the FSAF PAAMS Programme. 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. 18. July 2017 FREMM Martinengo: First Sea Going The Italian FREMM frigate “Federico Martinengo” had its first sea going in the Gulf of La Spezia on 18th July 2017. It is the 7th Italian FREMM frigate, and the third in General Purpose configuration; the remaining three ships are under construction.