Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en Matière d'Armement (OCCAR)

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1996-11-12 Strasbourg France


Established 12 Nov 1996, Strasbourg (France), with pre-legal status, as Organisme conjoint de coopération en matière d'armement, by an Administrative Arrangement between Defence Ministers of France, Germany, Italy and UK. Formally established by ratification of the OCCAR Convention that came into force, 28 Jan 2001, giving OCCAR its own legal personality. Also referred to in English as Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation. Joined OCCAR: Belgium in 2003; Spain in 2005. Programme Participating States (without being member states) are: Finland; Netherlands; Poland; Lithuania; Turkey; Luxembourg (via Belgium in A400M programme).


Facilitate and manage collaborative European armament programmes through their life cycle, as well as technology demonstrator programmes.


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