Leaders in Infrared Detection Sofradir develops and manufactures advanced infrared detectors for military, space and commercial applications. We specialize in cooled IR detectors based on a sophisticated high performance technology, Mercury Telluride Cadmium (MCT). Since our company’s founding in 1986, we have pioneered the development of second- and third-generation MCT IR detectors, and secured a vast product portfolio of scanning and staring arrays that covers the entire infrared spectrum using MCT, Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors (QWIP) or Microbolometer technology platforms.
Defense and security equipment manufacturers, worldwide, purchase our high-grade IR detectors for application in thermal imagers, missile seekers, and other surveillance, targeting and homing infrared equipment. Sofradir is the No. 1 supplier in Europe, and holds the No. 2 ranking, worldwide, for cooled MCT second-generation IR detector units delivered.
To stay at the forefront of IR detection, we invest significantly in research and development. Our team of experienced engineers and technicians works in partnership with scientists at the Infrared Research Laboratory (LETI/LIR), the most advanced lab in Europe, to advance our MCT technology. The team anticipates future optronics defense system requirements and develops new solutions to address these needs. As a consequence, Sofradir has been able to deliver a number of “firsts” to the market, and offer products that give customers a competitive edge.Sofradir currently employs 350 staff. It has a subsidiary, Ulis, which specializes in uncooled IR detectors for commercial applications.
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