The Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'ARmement (OCCAR) was established by an Administrative Arrangement on 12th November 1996 by the Defence Ministers of France, Germany, Italy and the UK. Its aim is to provide more effective and efficient arrangements for the management of certain existing and future collaborative armament programmes.

Airbus Group Australia Pacific is a part of Airbus Group, a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.The Group comprises the divisions  Airbus,  Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space. Airbus Group Australia Pacific represents the interests of Airbus Group, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The local company is the region’s largest helicopter manufacturer.