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L-3 MAPPS Participates in Opening of Upgraded Heysham 1 Simulator

L-3 MAPPS announced today that it participated in the official opening of EDF Energy’s upgraded Heysham 1 plant training simulator on October 22, 2014 in Lancashire, United Kingdom (U.K.). The ceremony was attended by numerous EDF Energy representatives, including Mark Gorry, EDF Energy’s Region 1 chief nuclear officer, and Ian Stewart, Heysham 1’s station director. L-3 MAPPS was represented by Michael Chatlani, vice president of marketing & sales.

“EDF Energy and L-3 MAPPS have collaborated on numerous simulator renovation projects for 14 years at four of our U.K. stations, and in every case, we achieved extraordinary success,” said Mark Gorry. “These renovation projects are key to ensuring that our training simulators are best-in-class. The relationship between our two companies is a model for what good customer-supplier relationships and the resulting successes should look like.” Read more…

L-3 MAPPS to Replace St. Lucie Plant Simulator I/O System

L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has received another order from Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to replace the input/output (I/O) system on the St. Lucie Plant full scope simulator. The I/O system is responsible for relaying operator actions to the simulation computer and for providing operators with visual cues (indications and alarms) to operate the plant. The project is part of FPL’s strategy to modernize the simulator and address obsolescence issues with the original components of the simulator delivered 30 years ago. The project is underway and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015. Read more…

L-3 MAPPS to Enhance U.K.’s Sizewell B Simulator and Launch Additional Training Media

MONTREAL, September 16, 2014 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has been awarded a contract by U.K.-based EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited to upgrade the Sizewell B simulator and to provide a host of other training devices to support both licensed and non-licensed operations personnel. The project is underway and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015. Read more…

L-3 MAPPS to Update Ling Ao and Ling Ao Phase II Reactor Core Models

MONTREAL, August 14, 2014 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has signed a contract with Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management Company (DNMC), Ling Ao Nuclear Power Company (LANPC) and Ling Dong Nuclear Power Company (LDNPC) to provide reactor core model-related services for three simulators at the Daya Bay Training Center near Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. The project will commence immediately and the simulators are all expected to be in service in the first quarter of 2015. Read more…

L-3 MAPPS to Perform Full Scope Upgrade on PPL’s Susquehanna Simulator

MONTREAL, June 12, 2014 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has added PPL Susquehanna LLC as a new customer for its leading-edge power plant simulation capabilities. Using its robust Orchid® simulation environment, L-3 MAPPS will replace the computing environment and plant models for the Susquehanna Unit 1 full scope simulator. Work is underway and the upgraded simulator is targeted to be in service by the third quarter of 2016. Read more…

L-3 MAPPS Selected to Design the Integrated Platform Management System for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship Project

MONTREAL, March 27, 2014 – 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). Lockheed Martin Canada is one of AOPS Prime Contractor Irving Shipbuilding’s Tier 1 suppliers for delivering the AOPS vessels as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Under an initial contract, L-3 MAPPS, with over 250 employees in Montreal, Quebec, will design the IPMS subsystem for the new vessels.

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L-3 MAPPS to Support Candu Energy’s EC6® Power Plant Development with Simulator and Services

MONTREAL, May 28, 2013 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has signed a contract with Candu Energy Inc. to supply an engineering simulator for its Enhanced CANDU 6® (EC6®) power plant development project. The simulator will be used at Candu Energy’s EC6 mockup facility to develop and validate the main control room (MCR) and to design and test programmable electronic systems (PES) and human-system interfaces. Click here to read more

L-3 MAPPS Full Scope Simulator for Embalse Is Ready for Training

MONTREAL, April 25, 2013 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that the Embalse full scope simulator it developed for Nucleoeléctrica Argentina S.A. (NA-SA) was put into service on March 22, 2013 at the Embalse nuclear power station on the southern shore of a reservoir on the Rio Tercero, near the city of Embalse in Córdoba Province, Argentina. L-3 MAPPS and NA-SA gathered in Córdoba today to celebrate this significant success, a project milestone known as “Ready for Training.” Click here to read more

L-3 MAPPS’ power systems and simulation business celebrates 40 years of leadership

MONTREAL, February 12, 2013 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the power plant simulation business. To commemorate this important milestone, L-3 MAPPS has released a limited edition, 112-page book for its employees and customers titled, “The First 40 Remarkable Years of
L-3 MAPPS Power Plant Simulation Leadership.” The book chronicles how four decades of innovation and solid customer partnerships have resulted in the company’s emergence as a market leader.

“From our beginnings as a Canadian start-up in 1973 to our current leadership position in global power plant simulation, our success has been made possible by our esteemed customers and end users. They have empowered us to push technological boundaries and seek state-of-the-art solutions for their most challenging requirements,” said Michael Chatlani, vice president of marketing & sales for L-3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “It is thanks to them that we are who we are today – a company of people committed to creating value through innovation, working hard to provide high-fidelity simulators that improve the safety of power plants around the world.”

L-3 MAPPS’ many years of pioneering simulation technologies have led to its industry-leading suite of Orchid® software tools, which are widely recognized for their robustness, ease of use and interoperability. In addition, L-3 MAPPS has supplied its state-of-the-art full scope simulators, classroom simulators, part-task trainers, engineering simulators, simulator Digital Control System (DCS) implementations, advanced model upgrades and rehosts to numerous satisfied customers over the past 40 years. It has built simulators for plants of various designs – North American, European and Chinese – that are installed worldwide.

L-3 MAPPS, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, has over 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 40 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four 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. To learn more about L-3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MAPPS.

Comprising 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. L-3 M&PS also produces full-fidelity simulators for increased operator proficiency, resulting in safe operations for leading utilities and ship operators worldwide. With over 85 locations in 19 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MPS.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at
www.L-3com.com.

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Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to events or conditions or that include words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “will,” “could” and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company’s Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for Forward-Looking Statements included in the company’s recent filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: L-3 MAPPS

L-3 MAPPS to Develop Human Factors Simulator for INL Research Program

MONTREAL, October 2, 2012 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has won an order to supply a human factors simulator to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The INL is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Battelle Energy Alliance. The project is effective immediately, and the simulator is scheduled to be delivered to INL in the fourth quarter of this year.

“This is our first project for INL, and we look forward to making a solid contribution to this prestigious lab,” said Michael Chatlani, vice president of marketing & sales for L-3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “It is rewarding that customers like INL recognize the flexibility and fidelity of our technology and are using our simulators for ‘beyond training’ applications.”

“The INL is developing the state-of-the-art Human System Simulation Laboratory (HSSL), a key resource for testing emerging technologies for their application in nuclear power plant control rooms,” said Dr. Ronald L. Boring, human factors principal scientist at INL. “At the heart of the HSSL is the L-3 MAPPS control room simulator, which can be used to develop and test the implementation of newer digital control room systems. Having the HSSL is a significant advancement that greatly enhances the DOE’s ability to support research on control room modernization.”

The INL is working with numerous U.S. nuclear utilities to perform research related to extending the life of U.S. nuclear power plants through digital control room upgrades focused on human factors. The vision is to upgrade analog-based control rooms to digital-based control rooms, considering plant operation from a human factors perspective. To enable INL staff to design, develop and test digital prototype replacement human-machine interface displays, the INL will use nuclear power plant full-scale simulators with digital control room mimics of existing analog instrumentation and controls to accurately replicate the control room layout.

The INL is currently conducting research to support the upgrade of the main control room at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), a two-reactor plant operated by Southern California Edison Company. The existing SONGS simulator software, already using L-3 MAPPS’ platform and models, will be complemented by L-3 MAPPS’ Orchid® Touch Interface solution to provide an accurate representation of the control room environment using touch-screen technology to emulate the physical hard panels. In addition, L-3’s Orchid Sound System will be included to provide realistic control room alarm sounds. The fully integrated simulator’s emulated control room will then be modified by INL to develop prototype control room variations. The prototypes will be evaluated using operator-in-the-loop testing, and basic operator performance principles will be disseminated to the industry. Utilities will then work with their plant vendors to apply research-derived principles as design recommendations for their specific needs.

With the Orchid Touch Interface solution, released in 2011, high-fidelity panel graphics are displayed on large touch-screen monitors with 1080p full HD resolution. Three monitors are mounted on each frame, known as a bay. The order includes 15 Orchid Touch Interface bays. The top monitor of each three-monitor bay articulates, allowing passage through a standard door frame. Each bay is mounted on swivel casters for easy maneuvering from one room to another. Orchid Touch Interface’s touch-screen interface allows users to operate the panel graphics in the same way the actual plant would be operated and provides a life-like response. Additional Orchid software tools and training are also being provided by L-3 MAPPS to facilitate the INL’s research.

In operation since 1949, INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. DOE’s missions in nuclear and energy research, science and national defense. For many years, INL was the site of the largest concentration of nuclear reactors in the world. In the last 30 years, the laboratory’s mission has expanded into such areas as biotechnology and energy and materials research.

The Battelle Energy Alliance is wholly owned and led by global non-profit science and technology enterprise Battelle and consists of several team members, including BWX Technologies, Inc., Washington Group International, the Electric Power Research Institute, and MIT and other nuclear engineering universities. In 2004, the U.S. Department of Energy selected Battelle Energy Alliance to operate the Idaho National Laboratory under a 10-year management and operations contract valued at approximately $4.8 billion and involving some 3,000 employees.

L-3 MAPPS, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, has nearly 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and nearly 40 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four 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. To learn more about L-3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MAPPS.

Comprising 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. L-3 M&PS also produces full-fidelity simulators for increased operator proficiency, resulting in safe operations for leading utilities and ship operators worldwide. With over 80 locations in 20 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MPS.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to events or conditions or that include words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “will,” “could” and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company’s Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for Forward-Looking Statements included in the company’s recent filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: L-3 MAPPS

L-3 MAPPS to Simulate Major Beznau Nuclear Power Plant Updates

MONTREAL, May 14, 2012 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it will proceed with two projects to update the full scope simulator at Axpo’s Beznau nuclear power plant located in Döttingen, Switzerland. The projects involve NEXIS and AUTANOVE updates being performed on the plant’s two operating units. The simulator updates are expected to enter service in the fall of 2013.

Under the NEXIS project, the plant is replacing its existing WDPF-based plant information system with an advanced Ovation-based system from Westinghouse. For the AUTANOVE project, the existing remote hydro plant emergency power supply is being replaced with two on-site diesel generators for each operating unit. To properly train Beznau operators on the impact and behavior of these significant plant modifications, the updated simulator must be operational well in advance of the actual plant modifications going into service.

“Since the Beznau full scope simulator went into operation in the first quarter of 2007, Axpo has depended on L-3 MAPPS for its nuclear plant simulation needs,” said Michael Chatlani, vice president of marketing & sales for L-3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “As the plant has evolved, so has the simulator, and we are proud that Axpo has continued to work alongside us over the years.”

“Always ready to devise custom solutions to address our challenges, L-3 MAPPS’ technology, know-how and general approach to business are the right fit for Beznau,” said Roger Lufi, operations support manager at Axpo’s Beznau nuclear power plant. “We look forward to completing these new projects with our simulation partner.”

For NEXIS, L-3 MAPPS will modify the interface to the existing plant information system to allow communication with the Ovation system supplied by Westinghouse. Several trials will be performed before L-3 MAPPS personnel proceed to a Pittsburgh, Pa. facility to set up the initial communication and to support integrated simulator-Ovation testing.

For AUTANOVE, L-3 MAPPS will leverage its Orchid® Modeling Environment to remodel the electrical emergency power supply, including power distribution. The new diesel generators will be fully simulated with their auxiliary and control systems. The controls will be based on Westinghouse’s Common Q platform. L-3 MAPPS will develop the control logic that will be added to start up the diesel generators and sequentially turn on the necessary equipment. Other related plant changes that will be modeled are the addition of a feeding system to the emergency feedwater system and a seal water pump to the seal injection water supply to the reactor coolant pump, each controlled by AREVA’s Teleperm XS.

Both updates will be integrated on the full scope simulator and subjected to rigorous on-site testing before the updated simulator is turned over to Axpo’s training department.

Headquartered in Baden, the Axpo Group is Switzerland’s leading energy utility, involved in electricity generation and transmission, power distribution, and trading. Axpo has more than 4,000 employees and provides electricity to around three million people in Switzerland. Axpo AG’s fleet of nuclear power stations includes its own facility in Beznau, as well as stakes in co-owned nuclear power stations in Gösgen and Leibstadt, as well as purchase rights to output from French nuclear power stations. The Beznau nuclear power plant consists of two near-identical Westinghouse pressurized water reactor units. Their net output is 365 megawatts each. The Beznau simulator was put into service by L-3 MAPPS on 30 March 2007.

L-3 MAPPS, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, has nearly 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and nearly 40 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four 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. To learn more about L-3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MAPPS.

Comprising 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. L-3 M&PS also produces full-fidelity simulators for increased operator proficiency, resulting in safe operations for leading utilities and ship operators worldwide. With over 80 locations in 20 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MPS.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 61,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2011 sales of $15.2 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

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Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to events or conditions or that include words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “will,” “could” and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company’s Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for Forward-Looking Statements included in the company’s recent filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: L-3 MAPPS

L-3 MAPPS Secures Important Simulator Upgrade Project in California

MONTREAL, March 28, 2012 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has won a contract from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to upgrade the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) Operator Training Simulator (OTS). Work is underway now, with project completion expected by the fourth quarter of 2013.

“We are very pleased to have been selected for the Diablo Canyon DCPP simulator project,” said Michael Chatlani, vice president of L-3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “Our robust Orchid® simulation solution is well-matched to PG&E’s highly detail-oriented approach, and we look forward to developing our relationship with PG&E on this important project.”

The Diablo Canyon OTS upgrade project involves rehosting the legacy simulation models to modern simulation servers based on PC/Windows technology with L-3’s Orchid Simulator Executive to manage the models. It also involves the following work:
• Replacing the original instructor station with Orchid Instructor Station
• Replacing the reactor core neutronics model with L-3’s high-fidelity reactor core model, which is generated and validated with Orchid Core Builder
• Replacing the reactor coolant system thermal-hydraulic model with L-3’s ANTHEM™ model, which is developed and tested in Orchid Modeling Environment
• Replacing the legacy chemical and volume control system (CVCS) models with updated CVCS models developed with Orchid Modeling Environment
• Replacing the existing input/output system, which allows the simulation servers to communicate with the simulator main control room panel instruments, with a commercial-off-the-shelf I/O system that will be driven by Orchid Input Output

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 15 million people in northern and central California. The Diablo Canyon Power Plant is a nuclear power plant owned and operated by PG&E. Its two Westinghouse 4-loop pressurized water reactor units together produce 2,300 net megawatts of greenhouse gas-free electricity – about 10 percent of all electricity generated in California – and enough to meet the needs of over three million homes in central and northern California. The DCPP site is located approximately nine miles northwest of Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, Calif.

L-3 MAPPS, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, has nearly 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and nearly 40 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. To learn more about L-3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MAPPS.

Comprising 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. L-3 M&PS also produces full-fidelity simulators for increased operator proficiency, resulting in safe operations for leading utilities and ship operators worldwide. With over 80 locations in 20 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MPS.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 61,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2011 sales of $15.2 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to events or conditions or that include words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “will,” “could” and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company’s Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for Forward-Looking Statements included in the company’s recent filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: L-3 Mapps

L-3 MAPPS to upgrade the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant simulator

MONTREAL, March 6, 2012 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it is has been contracted by DTE Energy to upgrade the Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant simulator with L-3’s Orchid® simulation environment. The company will also provide DTE Energy with an additional simulator specifically to train field personnel on Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) operations. The project starts immediately and is slated for completion in the summer of 2012.

“L-3 has a strong track record of performing work on the Fermi 2 simulator,” said Michael Chatlani, vice president of L-3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “We are pleased to have this follow-on opportunity to advance the Fermi simulator using today’s state-of-the-art technology.”

In September 2006, L-3 MAPPS successfully performed a comprehensive refurbishment of the Fermi 2 simulator’s computers, instructor stations and simulation models to improve the simulator’s training effectiveness and long-term performance, while reducing operating costs.

For the current project, L-3 MAPPS will continue to advance the efficiency of the Fermi 2 simulator by updating all of the simulation computers to the latest generation, as well as migrating the models and simulator maintenance tools from the previous generation of L-3 software to its user-friendly, industry-leading Orchid simulation environment. In addition, an EDG simulator will be deployed, with virtual panels based on L-3’s Orchid Touch Interface solution.

DTE Energy Co. (NYSE: DTE) is a diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Located in Monroe County, Mich., the Fermi 2 plant is a 1,122-megawatt General Electric BWR power plant that produces about 15 percent of the power generated by Detroit Edison power plants. This single plant is capable of producing enough electricity to serve a city of about one million people.

L-3 MAPPS, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, has nearly 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and nearly 40 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. To learn more about L-3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MAPPS.
Comprising 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. With over 80 locations in 20 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MPS.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 61,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2011 sales of $15.2 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to events or conditions or that include words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “will,” “could” and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company’s Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for Forward-Looking Statements included in the company’s recent filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: L-3 MAPPS

L-3 MAPPS Human Factors Simulator Delivered to the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research

MONTREAL, January 27, 2012 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has delivered a research simulator to the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) in the New London Business and Technology Center in Bedford, Va. The Advanced Configurable Main Control Room Simulator (ACMCRS) will be used for human-machine interface (HMI) and human factors (HF) studies, investigation of digital instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants, and cybersecurity issues. This unique facility was made possible in part by generous support from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (TICRC), which provided more than $10 million in grants to support construction of the facility and the purchase of specialized equipment for the control room.

The Center for Safe and Secure Nuclear Energy, one of the four research areas at the CAER, features the fully configurable ACMCRS, which will provide invaluable technical input for regulatory guidance in a range of applications, including control room design, digital technologies and human performance measures.

“To date, the United States has not had a configurable control room simulator for research use like the one at the Halden Man-Machine Lab in Norway,” said Bob Bailey, executive director for the CAER. “The simulator provided by L-3 MAPPS, with AREVA’s cooperation, will now enable us to perform critical experiments in the U.S. in areas such as alarm systems, control room design, display navigation and development of human performance measures.”

“We are pleased to support the CAER and proud that the detailed modeling methods and robust simulation technology used by L-3 MAPPS are being leveraged by prestigious research facilities like CAER’s Center for Safe and Secure Nuclear Energy,” said Michael Chatlani, vice president of L-3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation.

The ACMCRS is a high-fidelity simulation of AREVA’s EPR™ plant running on L-3 MAPPS’ cutting-edge Orchid® simulation environment. The simulator consists of four operator stations, each able to accommodate up to 10 monitors. CAER will be able to easily configure the number of monitors and HMI displays on each monitor for various HF experiments. The four operator stations can be used as part of an integrated control room environment or separately for individual studies.
The Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) is a non-profit organization within Virginia’s Region 2000 Partnership that creates working relationships between high-tech industries, major R&D centers and university researchers, and facilitates professional development opportunities for scientists and engineers in the region. Its 30,000-square-foot research and education facility, located in the New London Business and Technology Center in Bedford County, will serve as the region’s source for industry innovation in nuclear and wireless technologies. For more information about CAER, please visit www.caer.us.

The Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission is a 31-member body created by the 1999 General Assembly to promote economic growth and development in tobacco-dependent communities using proceeds of the national tobacco settlement. To date, the Commission has awarded 1,475 grants totaling more than $834 million across the tobacco region of the Commonwealth, and has made available nearly $288 million in indemnification payments to tobacco growers and quota holders. For information on the Commission’s history, mission, funding programs and recent grant awards, please visit its website at www.tic.virginia.gov.

L-3 MAPPS, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, has nearly 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and nearly 40 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. To learn more about L-3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MAPPS.

Comprised of 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. With over 80 locations in 20 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit the company’s website at
www.L-3com.com/MPS.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 61,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2010 sales of $15.7 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

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Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to events or conditions or that include words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “will,” “could” and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company’s Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for Forward-Looking Statements included in the company’s recent filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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World’s First EPR™ Full Scope Simulator in Use for Operator Training Exercises at Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 Nuclear Power Plant

L-3 MAPPS announced today that the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear power plant full scope simulator (FSS), the first-ever FSS for an EPR plant, passed preliminary acceptance testing on September 9 in Olkiluoto, Finland. The September 12 ceremony marking the event was attended by the direct project client, AREVA, the owner of the plant, Teollisuuden Voima Oy (TVO), and L-3 MAPPS.
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L-3 MAPPS Attains Major Milestone on Ling Ao Phase II Simulator Project

MONTREAL, July 20, 2011 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that the Ling Ao Phase II nuclear power plant full scope simulator (FSS), the first-ever simulator for a CPR1000 plant, has attained another significant milestone. In a ceremony held in Paris on 28 June 2011 marking the issuance of the provisional acceptance certificate (PAC), L-3 MAPPS joined AREVA, Siemens, Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management Company (DNMC) and China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPEC) to formally hand over the simulator to DNMC on behalf of the Ling Dong Nuclear Power Company.

In cooperation with AREVA and Siemens, L-3 MAPPS successfully delivered and installed the FSS in August 2009. The first plant license operator examinations were successfully carried out on the FSS and witnessed in January 2010 by China’s nuclear regulatory authority, the National Nuclear Safety Administration. Unit 1 of the Ling Ao Phase II complex entered commercial operation in September 2010 and Unit 2 is planned for August 2011.

To achieve PAC, the simulator was updated to account for all plant changes since the August 2009 simulator delivery, including commercial operation results. A simulator availability test was performed, which demonstrated a simulator availability of 99.42 percent. With this milestone achieved, the simulator’s warranty period is now underway.

“With the plant and digital control systems (DCS) designs being firmed up in parallel with the simulator’s development, the supplier and customer teams faced tremendous hurdles to complete this project,” said Peter Dawson, president of L-3 MAPPS. “We are extremely proud of what the team has accomplished on the Ling Ao Phase II program and are grateful to so many contributors, including representatives from DNMC, CNPEC, AREVA and Siemens for their outstanding collaboration.”

Integrated with AREVA- and Siemens-supplied DCSs, replica control room panels, and a stimulated human-machine interface, the FSS features L-3 MAPPS’ advanced instructor station capabilities and a proven Windows-based graphical simulation environment. Advanced plant models have been deployed and validated for the reactor, thermal-hydraulic, balance of plant, electrical, and I&C for the turbine control and other miscellaneous systems not controlled by the AREVA/Siemens DCSs. The safety systems DCS is AREVA’s Teleperm XS, and the operational I&C DCS system is Siemens’ SPPA-T2000 with OM690 human-machine interface.

The Ling Ao Phase II nuclear plant, owned by Ling Dong Nuclear Power Company, comprises the first two CPR1000 generating units put into service. The CPR1000 is a Chinese standard design featuring a 1,080-megawatt three-loop pressurized water reactor, whose design is coordinated by CNPEC. Both the plant and the simulator are located in Da Peng on the coast of Daya Bay in Guangdong Province, about 45 km from the city centre of Shenzhen and about 50 km from Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

L-3 MAPPS, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, has over 25 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 35 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. To learn more about L-3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MAPPS.

Comprised of 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. With over 94 locations in 20 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit the company’s website at
www.L-3com.com/MPS.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 63,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2010 sales of $15.7 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to events or conditions or that include words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “will,” “could” and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company’s Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for Forward-Looking Statements included in the company’s recent filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: L-3 MAPPS

L-3 MAPPS to Add Value to Embalse Refurbishment with Digital Control Computer Systems

L-3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract from Nucleoeléctrica Argentina S.A. (NA-SA) to replace the Embalse nuclear power plant’s Digital Control Computer (DCC) systems hardware. Four DCC systems will be delivered to NA-SA under the contract. The first system will be used as a testing and training platform and is due to be installed in early 2013. Three other redundant DCC systems for plant operations are expected to enter service in mid-2014.
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L-3 MAPPS Deploys CPR 1000+ New Build Simulators for the Hongyanhe Site

MONTREAL, April 7, 2011 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that a second pair of L-3 MAPPS-developed simulators for the CPR1000+ nuclear plant design have entered service at the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Training Center. The first of the two simulators, which was developed for units 3 and 4, was handed over to Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Co. (LHNP) in November 2010, and the other, for units 1 and 2, in March 2011. After extensive testing, the simulators were deployed to allow operator training to proceed. Several updates to the simulators are still to follow as updated digital control system (DCS) information is made available to L-3 MAPPS.
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Leading Provider of Full Scope Nuclear Power Plant Simulators in the United Arab Emirates

Are you looking for a provider of Full Scope Nuclear Power Plant Simulators in the United Arab Emirates? L-3 MAPPS are a leading supplier of Full Scope Nuclear Power Plant Simulators in the United Arab Emirates and throughout the Middle East.

Superior Training Systems from the World’s Leading Simulation Company

L-3 MAPPS simulators provide superior real world power plant training. L-3 MAPPS offers a variety of products and services including full scope simulators, part-task trainers, simulator retrofits and upgrades. We provide conception to completion turnkey systems, specific components, and simulator design tools as required by the customer. With worldwide presence, a solid leadership position and the ability to provide any level of customer support, L-3 MAPPS ensures the success of your simulator projects. Our simulators offer the highest quality in simulation fidelity and training to provide trainees and instructors with userfriendly tools for learning, controlling and exploring complex power plant systems.

The superior training environments of our simulators provide clear advantages for operator licensing, optimizing plant operating procedures and reducing costs. Operators trained on L-3 MAPPS simulator environments gain the skills necessary to increase plant performance, minimize downtime, and provide confident emergency response. Simulator uses include interactive team training, severe incident management, plant design testing, and startup/shutdown optimization. L-3 MAPPS’ replica-quality hardware controls and touch-screen virtual panels create realistic and credible control environments. Real-time response to operator actions and interactive instructor control ensure maximum training effectiveness and adaptability. Any scenario, no matter how complex or dangerous in a real plant, can be reproduced, monitored and varied in real-time, providing a valuable tool for training and plant engineering. Our commitment to customer support extends far beyond industry norms. L-3 MAPPS’ unique knowledge transfer program allows customers to gain expertise and total confidence in the simulator. Users can directly implement simulator modifications to exactly reflect plant changes, evolve their training programs and expand simulator use into other areas.
Uses and Advantages

Cost effective training for:
Both experienced operators and new recruitsOverall plant and individual system operation and controlTeam training to study interaction and improve performanceEmergency plan implementation and incident managementCommand of malfunction and transient situations

C familiarization

Plant process computer training and testing

Classroom simulator training

Other Benefits:
Operations optimization, including startup and shutdownReduced unplanned outagesImproved plant safetyEasy to upgrade simulator and keep current with plantMultiple configurations on one simulator

Analysis of plant response to equipment and/or instrument failure

Efficient plant design planning and upgrading

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