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MONTREAL, February 12, 2013 – L3 MAPPS announced today that it is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the power plant simulation business. To commemorate this important milestone, L3 MAPPS has released a limited edition, 112-page book for its employees and customers titled, "The First 40 Remarkable Years of L3 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 L3 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."

L3 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, L3 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.

L3 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. L3 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

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 international utilities and ship operators. 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

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, platform and logistics solutions, 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

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.

Orchid is a trademark of L3 MAPPS Inc. All other products are trademarks of their respective companies.



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