OCCAR News 05. October 2020 First Sea Trials for the French FREMM FOC FREDA Frigate “Alsace” (7th French frigate) The first sea trials for the first of two French FREMM First of Class (FOC) FREDA (enhanced Air Defence capabilities), named “Alsace”, were successfully conducted on 05 October 2020 ... 04. May 2020 Night Vision Capability Programme integration in OCCAR Belgium and Germany have launched a new Programme within OCCAR, the Night Vision Capability Programme, that aims to procure this type of equipment for both nations' Armed Forces. 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. 01. October 2017 Formidable Shield 2017: participation of Italian FREMM Rizzo Italian Ship (ITS) Rizzo, the 6th Italian FREMM frigate, took part in the exercise Formidable Shield 2017, held in the North Sea next to Scotland from late September until mid-October.