Sofradir wins contract to provide satellite IR detectors

Sofradir, a developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors for military, space and industrial applications, has been awarded a contract in the value of tens of millions of euros to manufacture Infrared (IR) detectors for the engineering and flight model phases for the next generation of European meteorological satellites, MTG.

The two other major space contract wins Sofradir was awarded in 2011 to supply IR detectors were MUSIS/CSO, a military imaging system, and the Sentinel-5-Precursor satellite mission.