OCCAR News 25. November 2015 ESSOR Interoperability Demonstration to NATO Following the successful completion of the first phase of the ESSOR Programme, the ESSOR community (both governments and industries) decided to demonstrate their outstanding results to the NATO nations 23. November 2012 First of Class FREMM “Aquitaine” accepted by OCCAR On the 23 rd November, the French FREMM ASM (Anti Submarine Warfare) First of Class frigate, “Aquitaine” was accepted by OCCAR-EA Director Patrick Bellouard, 31. March 2012 SECOND ITALIAN MULTIPURPOSE FRIGATE LAUNCHED: VIRGINIO FASAN On 31st March 2012, another significant FREMM Programme high level objective was achieved. At Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard the Italian frigate “Virginio FASAN” was launched.