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MONTREAL, May 28, 2013 – L3 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.

“Over the years, L-3’s robust Orchid® technology and our high-fidelity plant models have consistently proven to be valuable to plant operators and OEMs, as well as engineering and research organizations,” said Michael Chatlani, vice president of marketing & sales for L3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “We are pleased to have this important opportunity to support Candu Energy as it prepares to launch EC6.”

L3 MAPPS will provide Candu Energy with a full real-time simulation of a CANDU 6 plant operating on a PC/Windows platform powered by the industry-leading Orchid simulation environment. The simulator will be equipped with interactive soft panels representing the MCR and a dual Digital Control Computer (DCC) emulation. The interactive soft panels will be enabled on multiple video display units to represent the EC6 MCR. The emulated DCC will be used as a baseline to iteratively change out control programs and logic with new PES control software modeled and verified in L-3’s Orchid Modeling Environment. In addition, L3 MAPPS will provide training and support to ensure that all of Candu Energy’s objectives are met.

Candu Energy Inc. is a leading full-service nuclear technology company providing nuclear power reactors and nuclear products and services to customers worldwide. The company designs and delivers state-of-the-art CANDU reactors, carries out life extension projects, provides plant life management programs and tools, and offers operation and maintenance services for existing nuclear power stations. CANDU reactors supply approximately 50 percent of Ontario’s electricity and 16 percent of Canada’s overall electricity requirements. Internationally, they are an important component of clean air energy programs on four continents, with over 22,000 megawatts of installed capacity. There are 47 CANDU-type nuclear reactors operating around the world, from Canada to China.

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

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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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