Atlantis Systems Corp.

Atlantis Systems Corp.

April 08, 2009 15:30 ET

Atlantis Systems Corp. Wins $1.9M Contract With L-3 Communications MAPPS Inc.

5-year contract to supply courseware development and training for the Halifax Class Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 8, 2009) - Atlantis Systems Corp. (TSX:AIQ) today announced that it has been awarded a $1.9 million CDN contract by L-3 Communications MAPPS Inc. (L-3 MAPPS) for the supply of courseware development and training for the Halifax Class Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) Project, an upgrade project that will modernize the Canadian Navy's 12 Halifax Class frigates and improve their operational effectiveness.

"We are delighted to team up with Atlantis for the courseware development and training elements of our IPMS for the Canadian Navy," said Shankar Udupa, Vice-President of Engineering and Operations of the Montreal-based L-3 MAPPS. "Atlantis Eduplus has a strong reputation and we look forward to working with them."

"We are very pleased to be working with L-3 MAPPS for the IPMS project," said Henrik Noesgaard, Chief Executive Officer Atlantis Systems Corp. "Working with L-3 MAPPS will allow us to demonstrate to a new customer the level of customer service that we believe will make us the best possible supplier in the industry."

"This announcement is a big vote of confidence for our management credibility and an endorsement of our recently adopted strategic plan to focus on eLearning through our Eduplus acquisition," said Mark Rivers, Chairman of the Board for Atlantis.

The Halifax Class frigate is a class of multi-role patrol frigates that have served the Canadian Forces since 1992. The HMCS Halifax was the first of twelve Canadian-designed and built vessels, which combine traditional anti-submarine capabilities with systems to manage surface and air threats. In 2007, the Canadian government announced a planned refit of the Halifax Class known as the Halifax Class Modernization program.

The Integrated Platform Management System project is a Government of Canada defence procurement which is subject to Canada's Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) Policy. The IRB policy requires L-3 MAPPS, as the prime contractor, to generate high-quality business opportunities in Canada equal to 100% of the contract value.

About Atlantis Systems Corp.

Atlantis Systems (TSX:AIQ) uses its core capabilities in simulation-aided design and engineering and advanced learning practices and techniques, to support customers in military aviation, civil aviation and nuclear energy ensure the feasibility, capability, and effective utilization of their complex assets. Atlantis Systems has a proven track record in accelerating the capability, productivity and performance of their customer's people and assets through the utilization of their core capabilities in simulation aided design, engineering and learning and the application of advanced learning and application of advanced learning practices and technology. In more than 30 years of operation, Atlantis has developed a solid reputation for its creative workforce and innovative solutions in supporting global OEM customers and defence organizations. To learn more, please visit the Company's web site at

About L-3 MAPPS

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.

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