Military applications have been the basis of Sofradir’s activity since it was founded in 1986. IR detectors from Sofradir are deployed in thermal imaging cameras, FLIR systems, missile seekers and other surveillance targeting and homing infrared equipment.
Long leader in the field, the company continues to head most of the important development and production IR detector projects for major programs in Europe, as well as other military projects around the world. Sofradir detectors have been deployed in battlefield equipment and proven in operation. Example of major program using Sofradir’s detectors includes the Storm Shadow/SCALP EG IR missile seeker, Damocles targeting and NAVFLIR navigation pods, Sophie hand held goggles, IRIS cameras, SADA II (Standard Advanced Dewar Assembly deployed in Bradley and Abrams, US armored vehicles) and ARTEMIS (deployed on FREMM vessel).