Sofradir has been providing major European missile programs with infrared detectors since the late 1990’s. As a result of these high volume production orders, Sofradir quickly became established as a key player in missile seeker programs.
Today Sofradir produces a large portfolio of lightweight, compact and high performance JT-based (Joule Thomson) solutions for missile seekers that address different types of missiles from anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) to cruise missiles.
Custom IR products
While Sofradir manufactures standard IR products, some customization is required, particularly for missile applications. Sofradir ‘on-request’ configurations adapt product offerings to meet the specific customers requirements.
Sofradir's design teams are experienced in creating specific products with:
- Specific Waveband: mono-spectral, from visible to very longwave infrared, or multi-spectral detectors
- Specific Read-Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC) with customized functionalities or size
- Specific Dewar fittings for customers requiring a specific seeker design and cool-down time.