L-3 MAPPS Trainers, Support Facilities and Simulation Based Design

L-3 MAPPS is a leading global supplier of integrated marine control systems and simulation products for warships, submarines and high-end ocean-going commercial vessels worldwide. The business has been a pioneer in the integration of military shipboard control systems as well as simulation products, and its systems are installed on more than 200 naval ships for 20 navies around the world. Its systems are also installed in over 450 commercial vessels, including the new Queen Mary 2 luxury liner.

L-3 MAPPS’s trainers and support facilities comprise:

Onboard training system (OBTS)

OBTS’s improve the competence of shipboard operators through continual practice and testing. To ease the familiarisation and training of ship staff, L-3 MAPPS has pioneered a comprehensive OBTS, which is included in the majority of L-3 MAPPS systems under order. As reported by our navy customers, the OBTS has proven to be particularly efficient in providing adequate training to both junior and recently-posted personnel. An added advantage is also that senior members of the engineering department can now be exposed, in OBTS mode, to emergency and critical scenarios that could not be performed under conventional training conditions, because of their inherent risks to ship and personnel safety.

Land-based trainers (LBT)

L-3 MAPPS has considerable experience in the provision of marine trainers with navies around the world, and has provided land-based trainers for ships controlled with both L-3 MAPPS and other vendor systems. L-3 MAPPS’s LBT offer fully structured training with a supervised approach, and to accommodate a spectrum of budgets, trainers can consist of computer based full commercial mockups or actual shipboard systems.

Following on their success in winning the contract for Controls and Instrumentation (C&I) for the Royal Navy’s new ASTUTE Class Submarine, L-3 MAPPS, as part of a consortium with Alenia Marconi Systems (AMS), has been awarded a contract for the ASTUTE class training services (ACTS). This extremely innovative program will see the Royal Navy purchasing training as a service rather than purchase trainers and training equipment for ASTUTE Class crew training. This means that the L-3 MAPPS Consortium will have full responsibility for the provision of a fully furnished training centre as well as the provision of the training itself for 30 years.

Land-based test facilities (LBTF)

L-3 MAPPS supplies LBTF for all of L-3 MAPPS’s ship-board IPMS. Systems typically supply a subset of ship-board equipment, including a stimulator, software development tools and documentation. This allows customers to test hardware and software modifications before being implemented in a ship-board environment.

In addition, L-3 MAPPS provides tools and services to assist navies and ship designers during the entire ship life cycle, from initial design through to the construction and support phases.

Simulation-based design tools (ROSE)

A significant recent development in shipbuilding is the use of simulation-based-design (SBD) techniques to reduce technical, cost, and schedule risks in new ship design and construction. L-3 MAPPS’s Real-time Object-oriented Software Environment (ROSE) is a complete SBD environment for the development, testing, documentation and configuration control of process simulation and control software. ROSE is an icon-based tool which allows subject matter experts to develop detailed, high fidelity, real-time simulation and control software using graphical editors and automatic software source code generators. ROSE is complementary to CAD systems and is being used in several fields. In space systems Nasa has been a long-time user, whilst selected shipyards are using ROSE for the development of next generation ships and submarines.

For warship controls, L-3 MAPPS is uniquely able to provide a complete spectrum of ship system designs, control systems, training systems, and life cycle support products and services.

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6 September 2011

L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has teamed with British Columbia-based Offshore Systems Limited (OSL) to provide leading solutions for Royal Canadian Navy programs. The latest generation of L-3 MAPPS' Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) – a solution originally pioneered for

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29 June 2009

L-3 MAPPS has won a second simulator order for China's Hongyanhe nuclear power plant from Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Co Ltd (LHNPC), the plant owner and operator. The second simulator is for operator training for Hongyanhe plant's third and fourth units. Preparatory work on the simulator wi

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3 May 2006

L-3 Communications MAPPS, a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications, announced today that the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has confirmed that L-3 MAPPS maintains a quality management system that conforms to the ISO 9001:2000 international standard for its Marine Systems and Si

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25 February 2005

On February 4, 2005 CAE Inc. announced it had concluded the major portion of the sale and purchase of CAE's Marine Controls unit to L-3 Communications Corporation. Set up now as L-3 Communications MAPPS Inc. with a wealth of experience, know-how and technologies, we are ready

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29 September 2004

Montreal, September 29, 2004 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE's marine division has signed contracts with a number of commercial marine customers around the world for a total value of more than C$16 million. In the largest of the contracts, CAE has been selected by Croati

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3 August 2004

Montreal, August 2, 2004 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE has signed new contracts to provide integrated bridge systems (IBSs) for the United Arab Emirates' Baynunah-class corvettes, and a land-based test facility for the German navy's F-124-class frigates. CAE has also s

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30 June 2004

The UK Royal Navy nuclear submarine training contract now covers 36 years with the total value to CAE now C$585 million. Montreal, June 30, 2004 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - FAST Training Services Ltd., equally owned by CAE and Alenia Marconi Systems (AMS), has agre

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10 June 2004

Montreal, June 10, 2004 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - When Royal Caribbean Cruise's Ultra Voyager sets sail in 2006, it will be the world's biggest passenger ship and it will have CAE Valmarine's DamaticTM ship automation systems aboard. CAE Valmarine has signed contracts

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9 June 2004

Montreal, June 9, 2004 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE's Leesburg, Virginia-based Marine Systems division has been selected to provide an automated ship control system for the US Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. The C$4.9 million (US$3.6 million) contract was aw

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1 April 2004

Montreal, April 1, 2004 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE has been selected to supply shipboard control systems for the fifth in a series of KDX-II class destroyers for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). List price for similar repeat business is approximately $C6 million. The co

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10 February 2004

Montreal, February 10, 2004 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE's marine controls division has won contracts worth around C$5 million to supply its automation systems for installation on a number of commercial ships, two French naval ships and a U.K. Royal Navy research/support vessel.

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28 October 2003

Montreal, October 28, 2003 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE's marine systems division based in Leesburg, Virginia, has had its CMM Level 3 rating reaffirmed in a Software Capability Evaluation (SCE) against the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM).
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2 October 2003

Toronto, October 2, 2003 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE has won a C$16-million contract to supply the Indian navy with integration and control systems for three of the navy’s new landing ships. CAE will supply prime contractor Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers with a

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13 June 2003

Toronto, June 13, 2003 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE’s commercial marine systems division, CAE Valmarine, has won contracts worth C$8.5 million to supply CAE Damatic™ automation systems for installation in five vessels. CAE Damatic™ systems enable a single crewman to have full contro

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3 June 2003

Leesburg, Virginia, June 3, 2003 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE has been selected to provide its integrated platform management system for the U.S. Navy's DD(X) program. The three contracts, consisting of the engineering control system, the autonomic fire suppression system, and the damage decision a

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22 April 2003

Toronto, April 22, 2003 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) CAE, a world leader in the design of marine control systems and training solutions, has been selected to supply shipboard control systems for the fourth in a series of KDX-II class destroyers destined for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). List price f

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5 March 2003

Toronto, March 5, 2003 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) CAE, a world leader in the design and integration of marine control systems and training solutions, today announced that it has been selected by the ARGE K130 consortium to provide Integrated Monitoring and Control Systems (IMCS) for the German Navy’s n

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5 November 2002

Toronto, November 5, 2002 - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) CAE today announced it has been selected to provide display replacements and perform a supportability study for the CAE-developed Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS) aboard the Canadian Navy’s Halifax class Canadian Patrol Frigates. The value

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9 October 2002

Toronto, Ocotber 9, 2002 (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE, a world leader in the design of marine control systems and training solutions, today announced it has become an exclusive partner in the Thales CVF team’s bid to build two 50,000-ton aircraft carriers for the UK Royal Navy. The Thales CVF team is

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2 August 2002

Toronto, August 2, 2002 (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE, a world leader in the design of marine control systems and training solutions, today announced it has signed contracts with three new customers: the Finnish, French and Hellenic Navies. A number of other contracts have also been awarded to CAE’s M

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9 July 2002

Toronto, July 9, 2002 (TSX:CAE) - CAE today announced that its Marine Systems operation based in Leesburg, Virginia—CAE USA Marine Systems—has achieved a milestone for software compliance at the highest level of industry standards, the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level Three certification.
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3 June 2002

Toronto, June 3, 2002 – (TSE: CAE) CAE today announced it has been selected to provide control systems for an additional four new MEKOâ 100 Patrol Vessels for the Royal Malaysian Navy, being built by PSC-Naval Dockyard in Lumut, Malaysia. The value of this new business for CAE is C$37 million. It is

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16 January 2002

Montreal, – (TSE: CAE) CAE today announced it has been selected to provide control systems for two new MEKO 100 Patrol Vessels for the Royal Malaysian Navy being built by Blohm+Voss in Hamburg, Germany. The value of the contract is approximately C$21 million. CAE expects to also provide control syst

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9 January 2002

Montreal, – (TSE: CAE) CAE today announced it has been selected by the Government of Canada to relocate, operate and maintain eight VICTORIA Class Submarine Trainers currently located in the U.K. to a new navy training facility at Canadian Forces Base, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The value of the contract

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Marine Systems and Simulation

8565 Cote de Liesse


H4T 1G5



+1 514 787-4900 001 514 788 1442 www.L-3com.com/MAPPS
L-3 Marine Systems UK Ltd

Building 310 Coldharbour Lane

Bristol, Bristol Business Park

BS16 1EJ

United Kingdom

44 0117 317 0150 44 0117 317 0199 www.mapps.l-3com.com
L-3 Communications India Pvt Ltd

Unit 4B & 5, Level-02, Bagmane Laurel, Block-B,

No.65/2, Bagmane Tech Park, C.V.Ramannagar,

Byrasundra, Bangalore-560093 Karnataka


+91 80 67170200 +91 80 40958524 www.L-3com.com/MAPPS
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750 Miller Drive S.E.



United States of America

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