L3Harris Technologies celebrated its 50th anniversary of providing nuclear power plant simulators for discerning plant operators and engineers worldwide.

From the first-of-its-kind Pickering-A simulator, built in 1973 in Montreal, Canada, through today, L3Harris’ high-fidelity, plant-specific simulators continue to provide training value and engineering support in 22 countries across five continents.

“With the world increasingly recognizing the merits of nuclear energy, we are well-positioned to continue leading the way developing simulators for all classes of reactors, contributing to their safe and reliable operations,” said Rangesh Kasturi, President, Maritime International, L3Harris. “Our company’s continued leadership in simulation technology and deployment is fueled by our commitment to our customers and end users, and a spirit of continuous innovation from our incredible team.”

The company’s half century pioneering simulation technologies has led to its suite of Orchid software tools used to develop, test and validate plant-specific simulators, and widely recognized for their simplicity and interoperability.

Over the past 50 years, L3Harris supplied advanced plant models and numerous training simulators – including full-scope, part-task, classroom training, 3D-immersive and engineering models. These simulators address a range of needs from enhancing operator training in normal and off-normal situations, to testing new control systems, new plant designs, existing plant changes, human factors studies, and cyber intrusion exercises.