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Montréal, May 31, 2006 - L-3 Communications MAPPS, a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications, announced today that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) – celebrating its fifth year of success in the operation of the International Space Station robotic arm “Canadarm2” – presented a plaque on May 16, 2006 to L3 MAPPS in recognition of the company’s contributions to the Canadian space station program.

The MSS (Mobile Servicing System) Operations and Training Simulator (MOTS) facility developed by L3 MAPPS has been successfully supporting the CSA since 1997. Over the years, the facility has been used for training over 80 astronauts and several ground support personnel, as well as for the validation of over 400 robotic operation procedures.

The CSA director of the Canadian Space Station Program, Benoit Marcotte, pointed out that the MOTS simulator was recognized by NASA and other international partners as precise and reliable. Additionally, two Certificates of Distinction were presented to L3 MAPPS engineers Guillaume Parent (Integration Specialist) and Bernard Azria (Dynamics Specialist) for their invaluable contributions to the program.

"We value the CSA's recognition of our contribution to the International Space Station," said Shankar Udupa, vice president of engineering & operations, L3 MAPPS. "It is also gratifying that our staff is recognized in this manner by our esteemed customer."

L3 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. L3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector.

To learn more about L3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s web site at

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services. The company is a leading merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products, including guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption, signal intelligence, antennas and microwave components. L-3 also supports a variety of Homeland Security initiatives with products and services. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors.

To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the company’s web site at

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* CANDU is an acronym for CANada Deuterium Uranium and is a registered trademark of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. The CANDU system is a design that uses deuterium oxide (heavy water) as the moderator and coolant, and natural uranium as fuel.



Naval vessel control systems, land-based and on-board simulators and turnkey training solutions.


Real-time power plant simulators and simulator modernization for all plant types and CANDU plant computer systems.


Real-time simulators for robotic systems and satellites to support simulation-based design and operations / maintenance training.