17 August 2009 – "Frost & Sullivan lauds L-3 MAPPS for its customer-centric best practices in the nuclear power plant simulation business," said Arunkumar Janarthanan, program manager for Frost & Sullivan’s Industrial Automation and Process Controls practice. "In analysing the industry globally, we found that L-3 MAPPS has consistently high end-user satisfaction and unparalleled brand recognition in the nuclear power plant simulation space."

"L-3 MAPPS continuously invests in enabling technologies and models for power plant simulators, and we are highly focused on setting ourselves apart with our strong customer orientation," said Peter Dawson, president of L-3 MAPPS. "We are very pleased that our employees’ efforts have been recognised by Frost & Sullivan."

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L-3 MAPPS, a division of the L-3 Marine & Power Systems group, 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.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 66,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2008 sales of $14.9 billion.

To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.