OCCAR News 20. December 2017 Procurement of INDRA DIRCM inshield system for the A400M Spanish Fleet DIRCM Contract signed for ES A400M Fleet The Spanish MoD has tasked OCCAR-EA to contract the full integration of the DIRCM (Directed Infrared Counter measures) solution on their A400M fleet. 10. October 2017 Successful COBRA Live Firing Trial 2017 From 10 to 12 October 2017, the French MoD/DGA and the French Army/STAT conducted a Live Firing Trial for testing a prototype version of the next COBRA (Data) System Software Version V23 to be delivered end of 2018. 20. July 2017 Major MALE RPAS design milestone achieved After an intensive 10 months trade-off period, the European MALE RPAS (Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) Co-Contracting Group (CCG) – Airbus Defence and Space, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo s.p.a.... 11. December 2009 A400M made his first flight The first flight of the MSN001, which is the first prototype of the A400M aircraft, has taken place in Seville (Spain) on Friday 11 December 2009.