OCCAR News 29. June 2017 Germany and Norway formally join Netherlands and Luxembourg to operate pooled fleet of NATO-owned Airbus A330 MRTT tankers (MMF) Germany and Norway officially joined the European/NATO programme to acquire Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft along with Netherlands and Luxembourg. 16. February 2017 More nations intend to join the MFF On 16 February 2017, the Defence Ministers of Belgium, Germany and Norway signed a Declaration of Intent to join the European Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) of Airbus 330-200 transport and tanker aircraft, created by the Netherlands and Luxembourg. 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.