OCCAR News 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. 02. November 2017 OCCAR awards ESSOR Operational Capability 1 (OC1) contract The OCCAR Director, Arturo Alfonso Meiriño and the a4ESSOR SaS president, Lino Lagana signed today, 2 November, in Bonn the contract for ESSOR Operational Capability 1. 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.