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OCCAR's Mission

To facilitate and manage cooperative European Armament Programmes through their life cycle, as well as Technology Demonstrator Programmes (TDPs), to the satisfaction of our customers.

OCCAR's Vision

To be a centre of excellence, and first choice in Europe, for cooperative Defence Equipment Programmes on a Through Life Management basis.

OCCAR Programme portfolio currently includes more than 20 important armament programmes with a total operational budget in 2023 of about 6 Billion €.

The OCCAR Programmes are in the different phases of the life cycle, sometimes simultaneously in various (production and In Service Support, development and production...)

The governance of OCCAR and the management of the OCCAR programmes is based on the OCCAR rules.
Within its programmes, OCCAR manages the programme contracts with industry and acts as the Contracting Authority for the programme Participating States.

OCCAR's Values

Belief in Europe’s future

We are committed to OCCAR’s fundamental role in establishing a customer focused European defence equipment acquisition capability.

Professionalism, teamwork and positive attitude towards change

We believe that these are the essential values for the achievement of excellence.

Cultural diversity

We recognise and use the different cultures, skills and experiences of our staff and customers as drivers for innovation and continual improvement.


We are committed to the highest standards of integrity in dealing with Nation’s financial resources, assets and defence systems.


PO Box 2107
53011 Bonn / Germany

+49 (0) 228 55020


Management System ISO: 9001:2015

Management System
ISO: 9001:2015
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