OCCAR News 31. July 2013 The A400M achieves first military standard acceptance through Initial Operating Clearance (IOC) Today the Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter has received its Type Acceptance at the contractual Initial Operating Clearance (IOC) Standard from OCCAR 06. March 2013 First production A400M makes maiden flight The first production A400M new generation airlifter made its maiden flight on 6 March 2013, marking a key milestone towards its delivery to the French Air Force. 06. March 2013 SAMP/T Joint French-Italian firing against a ballistic missile On the 06th March 2013, the first SAMP/T Anti Tactical Ballistic Missile (ATBM) firing with tactical link L16 was successfully held in Biscarrosse (DGA Missile trial Centre).