OCCAR is a international organisation whose core-business is the through life management of collaborative defence equipment programmes. This organisation was established by means of a convention, which is equivalent to an international treaty.
OCCAR is a centre of excellence in its business domain. This vision is underpinned by the implementation of a comprehensive management framework, comprising a Quality Management System, which attained the ISO 9001:2000 certification in July 2005.
Recertification on an annual basis was attained up to 2008. In 2009, the OCCAR Quality Management System was certified against the new ISO 9001:2008 standard and yearly recertified since then.
At this moment six nations are member Nations of OCCAR: Belgium, France, Germany, The United Kingdom, Italy and Spain.
The OCCAR community consists however out of 12 Nations as Finland, Sweden, Poland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Turkey are also participating to one or more OCCAR Programmes.
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