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.
Products and Services
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 forRead more
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 wiRead more
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 SiRead more
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 readyRead more
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 CroatiRead more
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 sRead more
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 agreRead more
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 contractsRead more
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 awRead more
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 coRead more
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.Read more
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).
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 aRead more
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 controRead more
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 aRead more
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 fRead more
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 nRead more
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 valueRead more
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 isRead more
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 MRead more
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.
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 isRead more
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 systRead more
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 contractRead more
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