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As of 1 February 2023, German Ministerialdirigent Joachim Sucker will become Director of the European procurement agency OCCAR EA. He succeeds Italian Vice Admiral Matteo Bisceglia, who is routinely leaving office after three and a half years.

Sucker is currently head of the Equipment IV sub-division in the German Federal Ministry of Defence. Since November 2014, he has been responsible for the equipment and use of air systems, from combat aircraft to transport aircraft and helicopters to unmanned aerial systems as well as airborne and space-based reconnaissance systems.

The inauguration had already taken place on 20 January by the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of OCCAR, Vice Admiral Carsten Stawitzki. Stawitzki has held the office since 1 January.