L-3 MAPPS to Deliver Thirteenth Control System to Korean Navy

L-3 Communications MAPPS (L-3 MAPPS), a subsidiary of L-3 Communications, announced today that Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Company has awarded a contract to L-3 MAPPS to supply an Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS) for the second ship of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy’s prestigious King Sejong the Great class guided missile destroyers, also known as the KDX-III program. This award marks the thirteenth vessel of the ROK Navy to be outfitted with an L-3 MAPPS control system.

The system is based on L-3 MAPPS’ pioneering integrated platform management system which uses advanced computer-based technology to control and monitor platform machinery and systems on board warships. It comprises remote terminal units for data acquisition and real-time data processing for information display and control operations from multifunction consoles.

The IMCS implementation for the KDX-III ships, which are fitted with the Aegis weapon system, will involve extensive localization facilitating superior local technical support for the ROK Navy. It includes advanced and highly redundant control system applications to increase ship survivability under damage conditions and takes advantage of L-3 MAPPS’ experience in deploying mission critical systems for naval vessels..

The platform management system for the first ship in the series was delivered to Hyundai Shipyard in December 2006. The system for the current order will be delivered to Daewoo Shipyard in early 2008.

‘L-3 MAPPS is pleased to implement another modern platform management system for the ROK Navy,’ said Rangesh Kasturi, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, L-3 MAPPS Marine Systems and Simulation. ‘Since 1994, L-3 MAPPS has been selected to supply thirteen control systems for ROK Navy ships, making the ROK Navy one of L-3 MAPPS’ most significant users of our innovative technology.’

Since its establishment in 1962, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Company, Ltd. has been playing a major role in the development of Korea’s national economy by supplying industrial facilities to domestic and overseas markets. As a local prime company, Doosan is a leading supplier of propulsion systems and control systems to the ROK Navy and the Korean shipyards.

The ROK Navy is responsible for South Korea’s maritime and amphibious operations. Its mission during peacetime is to deter war and to protect national and maritime sovereignty.

L-3 MAPPS has over 20 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 30 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than three decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water reactors. L-3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector.

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