NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Patrick Bellouard, Director of the Joint Organization for Armament Material Cooperation (OCCAR), met on 5 February at Alliance Headquarters to sign an information security agreement. The agreement between the two organizations guarantees the protection of secret NATO information that will be disclosed to AN OCCAR in order to meet the Alliance`s requirements and ensure compliance with NATO Standardization Agreements (STANAGS). An amendment to Schedule IV of the OCCAR Convention was signed in Rome on 10 June 2014 and came into force on 15 March 2017. The CIS security requirements for OCCAR Restricted Information Anne OMP 11-D (Guidance Forms to OMP 11) are under OMP 11 – Guidance Forms NATO currently participates in three OCCAR-managed programmes: the COBRA target radar, the A400M military transport aircraft and tiger helicopter programs. OCCAR was founded on 12 November 1996 by the defence ministers of France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. However, legal status was not acquired until January 2001, when the parliaments of the four founding countries ratified the OCCAR Convention. Other European nations may join OCCAR, subject to their effective participation in a substantial collaborative equipment programme involving at least one occar partner and the ratification of the OCCAR Convention. Belgium and Spain joined the organisation in 2003 and 2005 respectively. The OCCAR Agreement was signed in Farnborough on September 9, 1998 and came into force on January 28, 2001. Organization for Armament Cooperation (In French: Joint Organization for Cooperation in The Matter of Armement); OCCAR) is a European intergovernmental organisation that facilitates and manages collaborative armament programmes throughout their life cycle between Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The 14 programs currently managed by OCCAR are: Schedule OMP 3-B models are available under OMP 3 – Templates The highest decision-making body within OCCAR as a corporate organization is the Board of Supervisors (BoS). Each OCCAR program is overseen by a program committee (strategic decisions) and a program committee (operational decisions).
The programs are implemented by the OCCAR Executive Administration (OCCAR-EA) in accordance with the decisions of the supervisory bodies. OCCAR-EA is headed by the Director of OCCAR (Matteo Bisceglia since September 2019) and consists of a central office and program departments. OCCAR-EA employs more than 300 people. OCCAR-EA has developed a series of general management procedures that are part of the quality management system documentation. The OMPs are available for download below. . Other states can participate in OCCAR programs without becoming members. Currently, Turkey, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Lithuania and Poland, members of the EU and/or NATO, participate in one or more OCCAR programmes without being officially members. .