OCCAR renews Eurosam support contract


The multi-national European Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) has renewed its in service support (ISS) with Eurosam to support French, Italian and British missile systems.

The new five-year agreement covers support for French and Italian SAAM-Fr, SAAM-It, PAAMS and SAMP/T systems, and ASTER 15, ASTER 30 and ASTER 30 Block 1 systems from all three nations. The support package comprises the introduction of repair packages and simplified management systems, as well as long-term and tailored life cycle continuity support.

“Over the past years, Eurosam systems, whether SAAM, PAAMS or SAMP/T, have protected our home nations forces all over the world, contributing to their freedom of action and our nations influence,” Eurosam managing director, Abdoulaye Samba said in a statement.

“We are proud to have been at their side for all this time, making all efforts to keep their operational availability at the highest level. I take the renewing of our in-service support contract as a strong show of confidence from our home customers in the benefits of working in co-operation together with OCCAR and Eurosam.”

Eurosam was formed in June 1989 as a joint venture between MBDA and Thales, and is the prime contractor and system design authority for the development, production, marketing and sales of the ASTER series of medium and long-range naval and ground-launched air-defence missile systems.