Sacramento utility selects ARINC system to secure spent fuel site

Rockwell Collins announced Tuesday that its ARINC Advanced Information Management (AIM) platform has been selected by the Sacramento (California) Municipal Utility District to provide security services for the Rancho Seco spent fuel site.

The system will protect the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) at the decommissioned nuclear facility in Herald, California.

"ISFSI facility security is changing due to emerging (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) NRC mandates that include new stringent system availability, operational and cyber security requirements," Frank Koren, business development manager of ARINC Security Systems for Rockwell Collins, said. "The ARINC AIM platform's flexibility enables Rancho Seco will meet these new requirements by establishing a migration path that ensures it complies with both current and future NRC security mandates."

The system will offer the site intrusion detection, situational awareness and video surveillance capabilities. The platform will serve as a command and control platform for the site. According to the announcement, the system is one of few systems that meets the NRC Code of Federal Regulations. This system is also used for security command services at many NRC facilities nationwide.

Rockwell Collins focuses on the development of aviation and communication electronic solutions for governmental and commercial operations.

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