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Sofradir acquires infrared detector technology facilities from Sagem and Thales

Sagem, Thales, and Sofradir officials have signed an agreement for Sofradir to acquire Sagem and Thales' infrared (IR) detector technology development and manufacturing facilities. IR detectors are at the center of multiple military, space, commercial, and scientific applications, such as thermal imagers, missile seekers, surveillance systems, targeting systems, and observation satellites. Their performance and price are important for the competitiveness of electro-optic systems. Sagem will transfer indium antimonide technology, Quantum Well-Infrared Photodetector (QWIP) technology, and indium gallium arsenide technology to Sofradir.

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