1. Netherlands wants to join Europe’s OCCAR joint armament project

    By Rudy Ruitenberg PARIS – The Netherlands wants to join Europe’s Organisation for Joint Armament Co-Operation, as it seeks to be a driver of European defense cooperation and better position its industry, the Dutch Defense Ministry said on Thursday. Joining the group, known by its
  2. Seven questions with the head of international arms manager OCCAR

    By Vivienne Machi STUTTGART, Germany — Since its founding in 2001, the Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation has managed more than a dozen joint defense programs for its six member nations — Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom — as well as several
  3. Italian, French frigate upgrades aim to boost missile defense

    By Vivienne Machi STUTTGART, Germany — France and Italy will see major mid-life upgrades to their Horizon-class frigates after co-contractors Eurosam and Naviris were awarded a €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) deal earlier this month. The pan-European acquisition entity Organisation for