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.
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 approximately 140 ships for 18 navies around the world. Its systems are also installed in over 450 commercial vessels, including the new Queen Mary 2 luxury liner.
Integrated platform management systems
Why do the US Navy, German Navy, UK Royal Navy, French Navy and other premiere navies of the world choose L-3 MAPPS’s Integrated Platform Management Systems?
L-3 MAPPS’s pioneering integrated platform management system (IPMS) uses advanced computer-based technology to control and monitor platform machinery and systems on-board warships. It comprises sensors, actuators, remote terminal units and real-time data processing for information display and control operations from multifunction consoles.
L-3 MAPPS’s open architecture IPMS significantly reduces a navy’s life cycle costs through reduced manning requirements and a reduced logistics burden. It also provides the highest levels of ship survivability and operational readiness.
The modular design of L-3 MAPPS’s IPMS with widely-distributed intelligent electronics, interconnected by multiple data buses, enables marine engineers to control and monitor all platform machinery and distribution plus emergency operation systems, from several shipboard locations. This provides total ship survivability through layered redundancy.
Integrated platform management system projects
L-3 MAPPS’s IPMS and Navigation/IBS have accumulated more than 7 million hours of operational experience, and have been delivered to / selected for over 150 warships with 18 of the world’s navies. Following are some of L-3 MAPPS’s more significant projects:
- German Navy F-124 Frigate
- German Navy K130 Corvette
- Canadian Navy City Class Frigate
- Canadian Navy City Class Frigate IPMS upgrade
- Canadian Navy Tribal Class Destroyer (retrofit)
- UK Royal Navy ASTUTE Class Submarine
- UK Royal Navy LPD(R) Landing Platform Dock
- UK Royal Navy CVF Aircraft Carrier
- US Navy CG-48 Cruiser (Smart Ship) (retrofit)
- US Navy LHD-7 Fuel Fill Control System
- US Navy LPD-17 Landing Platform Dock
- US Navy Osprey Class Minehunter
- US Navy DDG-61/62 Destroyer
- US Navy CVN-77 Aircraft Carrier
- US Navy Littoral Combat Ship
- US Navy DDG-1000
- Litton-Ingalls SA’AR5 Corvette
- Royal Netherlands Navy LCF Frigate
- Royal Brunei Navy OPV
- Republic of Korea Navy KDX-II Destroyers
- Republic of Korea Navy KDX-III Destroyers
- Republic of Korea Navy FFX Frigates
- Republic of Korea Navy LPX
- Republic of Korea Navy Minelayer
- Republic of Korea Mine Sweeper / Hunters
- United Arab Emirates TNC 45 Patrol Boats (retrofit)
- United Arab Emirates Baynunah Class Corvettes
- United Arab Emirates Ghannatha Class Patrol Vessels
- Royal Australian / New Zealand Navies ANZAC Class Frigate
- Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. LM2500 IEC Controller Test Cell
- Indian Navy P-17 Frigates
- Indian Navy P-71 Aircraft Carrier
- Indian Navy LST (L)
- Indian Navy P-28 Corvettes
- Royal Malaysian Navy Patrol Vessels
- Hellenic Navy Elli (S-Class) Frigates
- Finnish Navy Hamina Class Patrol Vessels
- Royal Brunei Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel
- French Navy NTCD Landing Platform
- Royal Swedish Navy Visby class corvette
- Royal Swedish Navy Stockholm class corvette
- Royal Norwegian Navy Skjold class missile torpedo boat
- – Royal Norwegian Navy Hauk class fast patrol boat
Advanced monitoring and control applications
In addition to providing advanced monitoring and control capability for the ship’s platform machinery, for example for propulsion, electrics, auxiliaries, damage control and steering, L-3 MAPPS’s IPMS incorporates a number of advanced applications, such as an integrated bridge system; a digital gas turbine control system; a battle damage control system; an equipment health monitoring system (including vibration monitoring); an on-board team training system and a digital CCTV system.
L-3 MAPPS’s Marine Control System’s successes can be attributed to proven systems utilising advanced technology, plus an integrated marine product team approach which enables L-3 MAPPS to ‘think locally and act globally.’ We make a concerted effort to listen carefully to our customers, and work closely with our sister companies and partners to meet customer needs with superior IPMS technology.
The USS George HW Bush aircraft carrier, CVN 77, is the tenth and final ship of the Nimitz Class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The CVN 77 programme was authorised in 1999 and Northrop Grumman Newport News was awarded the prime contract for construction of CVN 77 in January 2001.
The Royal Navy’s Astute Class submarine is a nuclear-powered attack submarine, which will replace the five Swiftsure Class submarines, launched between 1973 and 1977 and approaching the end of their operational life.
The Resolve-class auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessel is a retrofit of MV Asterix container vessel to support the Royal Canadian Navy’s at-sea replenishment capability.
Leonardo-Finmeccanica introduced the TH-119 single-engine, next-generation military training helicopter during the Navy League Sea-Air Space Exhibition held in Washington DC, US, in May 2016.
The Skjold Class missile fast patrol boat is characterised by its speed, reduced signatures, small size with heavy weapon load and its littoral combat capability.
L3 Technologies has introduced the innovative Orchid® Immersive Experience (Orchid IX) display technology.
L-3 Marine Systems UK announced today that it has been awarded a design development agreement from BAE Systems, for the initial design and development activities to support ship integration of its Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS), for the UK Royal Navy's Type 26 Global Combat Ship.
L-3 MAPPS Selected to Design the Integrated Platform Management System for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship Project
L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has been selected by Lockheed Martin Canada to support the design activity of the integrated platform management system (IPMS) for the Royal Canadian Navy's (RCN) new class of arctic/offshore patrol ships (AOPS).
L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has been awarded a contract to supply degaussing systems for the Royal Canadian Navy's 12 KINGSTON-Class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels. These advanced degaussing systems will be delivered and supported locally in collaboration with SAM Electronics, an L-3 company, which produces one of the most effective means of ship protection against modern sea mines. The SAM Electronics solution reduces the magnetic signature of ships to safe levels mitigating the threat from sea mines and has been successfully delivered to 15 of the world's leading navies.
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
L-3 MAPPS announced today that its Marine Systems UK Ltd. unit has been awarded a design and production contract for the integrated platform management system (IPMS) for the UK's future aircraft carrier (CVF) project. The contract was awarded by Thales UK, which leads the CVF Power and Propulsion
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