Touring the Nuclear Security Technology Complex offers authorized visitors the opportunity to meet subject matter experts, see the latest in security technologies, and participate in hands-on demonstrations. The NSTC is an operational facility, so tours will be scheduled around on-going work and all visitors must be screened before a tour is confirmed.  After a tour request form is submitted, a member of the team will reach out to you to confirm scheduling.  

A tour of STEC usually takes about an hour and includes:

  • Exterior test field
  • Interior sensor testing lab

A tour of ISF usually takes about an hour:

  • Mockup of Entry Control Point (ECP) procedures and operations,
  • Mockup of vehicle entrance and search through the ECP,
  • Perimeter Intrusion Detection & Assessment System (PIDAS) area including Sensors, Cameras and Vehicle Barriers,
  • Central Alarm Station
  • Mock Material Processing Facility 

We can also schedule a tour of the Gamma Irradiation Facility (GIF - Bldg. 6586) and the Sandia Pulse Reactor (SPR - Bldg. 6593) which are owned by 1300.  A tour of both these facilities usually adds about 30 mins onto a normal tour.  We are in the process of developing capabilities in which NSTC will use the SPR facility to as a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP)/Advanced Reactor (AR)/Small Modular Reactor (SMR) for physical protection training and testing and cyber testing platform for NNSA and DOE sponsors. The name for this training facility is the Small Modular Advanced Reactor Testing and Training (SMARTT) Facility.  

An overview of all the facilities/capabilities could last up to two hours.  


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