Veurey-Voroize, France, 15 May 2007.Sofradir, a developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract to supply second-generation Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) Dewar detector cooler assemblies for a U.S. Army program.
Network Centric Systems business of Raytheon Company in McKinney, Texas, placed the order with Sofradir. The award provides Raytheon and the U.S. Army with another qualified source of critical night vision technology. Sofradir expects the first deliveries to be made later this year.
Sofradir's new penetration of the U.S. market, as an equipment supplier in a major program, comes less than a year after the European company's decision to make the U.S market a priority and to take steps to reinforce its presence there.