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Image Intensifier Tube Market Research Report Information By Category (Generation 1, Generation 2, Generation 3), By Technology (Tungsten-halogen image intensifier, Xenon-arc image intensifiers, and Light-emitting diode (LED) image intensifier), And By Region (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/SEM/6215-CR | 135 Pages | Author: Shubham Munde| April 2023

Global Image Intensifier Tube Market Overview

Image Intensifier Tube Market Size was valued at USD 0.971 billion in 2023. The Image intensifier tube market industry is projected to grow from USD 1.0478061 Billion in 2024 to USD 1.785 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.89% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The increase in military spending and industrial developments & alternatives to the product are the key market drivers increasing the market growth.

Image Intensifier Tube Market

Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Image Intensifier Tube Market Trends

  • Adoption of new technologies in military surveillance systems is driving market growth

The rising number of adoption of new technologies in the military surveillance system is driving market CAGR for image intensifier tubes. The advanced technology with the image intensifier tube can bring up significant advantages to the military surveillance operation. The use of an image intensifier tube in thermal imaging can help operators detect and track enemy forces in complete darkness, giving them a tactical advantage. The inclusion of artificial intelligence will accelerate the process of identifying potential threats, which will allow rapid decision-making in critical situations.

This image intensifier having high-resolution imaging properties can help the operators with more detailed information about their surroundings; with augmented reality, there will be better situational awareness and improved decision-making power. Furthermore, the networked sensors can come up with a comprehensive and interconnected view of the battlefield that will help the operator to make the correct decision on real-time information. The image intensifiers have the capability to greatly enhance the capabilities of military forces in the field for the next-generation deployment of the military surveillance system. Earlier armies could not fight at night because of the lack of timely and reliable intelligence and difficulty in communicating, which resulted in a low success rate for nighttime combat operations; therefore, the use of image intensifier tubes has overcome these problems. The intensity of existing light is increased by an image intensifier through an optical system when there is low light to enable the visuals of low processing elements like fluorescence of materials X-rays and gamma rays or for conversion of non-visible light. The surge in military night operations globally and constantly increasing military expenditure to adopt advanced technology for operational efficiencies is contributing to the growth in the use of image intensifier tubes.

The image intensifier tube finds its usage across all branches, including infantry and tanks, for surveillance purposes, target acquisition, sighting devices for aiming, battle damage assessment, and intelligence capabilities. Earlier snipers used image converters that made use of the infrared light source to illuminate their target, but with the development of three improved image intensifier tubes, now they get the long range for the system. Night vision is a typical use of image intensifier tube in the military; these intensifier boosts light intensity up to 30 times and enables the operator to view photos even in dark conditions to provide a clear picture of the area around them. Thus, driving the image intensifier tube market revenue.

Image Intensifier Tube Market Segment Insights

Image Intensifier Tube Category Insights

The Image Intensifier Tube Market segmentation, based on category, includes Generation 1, Generation 2, and Generation 3. The generation 3 category is the largest and most modern version of this technology. The fiber-optic plate is used in this generation to improve the resolution and reduce halo effects. This feature is useful, particularly in the military application where image quality is critical for mission success. The advancement in the 3rd generation's image intensifier in vast fields like astronomy, military, and law enforcement has become popular worldwide.

Figure 1: Global Image Intensifier Tube Market, by Category, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

Global Image Intensifier Tube Market, by Category, 2022 & 2032

Source: Primary Research, Seconary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Image Intensifier Tube Technology Insights

The Image Intensifier Tube Market segmentation, based on technology, includes Tungsten-halogen image intensifiers, Xenon-arc image intensifiers, and Light-emitting diode (LED) image intensifiers. The light-emitting diode (LED) image intensifiers has the largest share of the market. LEDs consist of all the desirable features sufficient to be powered by low-voltage batteries and inexpensive switchable power supplies.

Image Intensifier Tube Market Regional Insights

By region, the study gives market insights into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the World. The Asia Pacific image intensifier tube market area has the largest market share in terms of revenue. The market is propelled by increased demand for surgical imaging devices, the rise in regional rivalry, and the purchase of defense equipment. The dense population of the countries in the region like India and China and the rise in non-communicable diseases are vital factors to propel the image intensifier tube market growth.

Further, the countries studied in the market report are the U.S., France, Canada, German, the UK, Italy, India, China, Japan, Spain, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

The North American image intensifier tube market accounts for the second-largest market share as it is one of the advanced regions adopting advanced technologies. The increase in the image intensifier in North America is attributed mainly to the rising need to combat the surging terrorist attacks. Further, the US image intensifier tube market held the largest market share, and the Canada image intensifier tube market was the fastest growing market in the region

In Europe, the UK's image intensifier dominated in terms of revenue attributing a meaningful development in law and order, defense, and other sectors of the country. Further, the German image intensifier tube market held the largest market share, and the UK image intensifier tube market was the fastest growing market in the European region.

Image Intensifier Tube Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market companies are investing largely in research and development to develop their product lines, which will help the weight loss products market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of calculated activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The image intensifier tube industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global image intensifier tube industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the image intensifier tube industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to technology-driven industries. Major companies in the image intensifier tube market, including IRIS USA, B&W Medical International Limited, Medline Industries Inc., ONEX Corporation Ltd., Night Hawk Technology Inc., Terumo Corporation Ltd., TYCO Healthcare Group LLC, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Image intensifier Tube manufacturing facility BEL, BELOP is fully possessed by the subsidiary of BEL that started manufacturing Gen2 image intensifiers in a joint venture with BV DELFT Netherlands in 1994. They aimed to have the endemic capability in  India for critical technologies like these. Their in-house development help them to upgrade this technology to Super Generation and Hyper Generation grade. The plant was upgraded to produce XD-4 II Tubes with technical know-how from PHOTONIS of France in 2012, and 40,000 tubes were supplied. The capacity to manufacture more than 30,000 Image Intensifier Tubes per year with the plant being upgraded to XR-5 grade. The BEL also has a strategy to manufacture MCP ingeniously along TOT from PHOTONIS upon XR-5 establishment. Tata Advanced Systems Limited's (TASL) Night Vision Device is one of the areas of interest for TASL. To manufacture and supply these systems within the Indian Defence market, TASL has partnered with Exelis Inc., the world's number 1 in Gen 3 Image Intensification-based NVDs.

L3Harris Technologies, in November 2022, delivered its 10,000th Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular to the US Army and got a new production order for additional ENVG-Bs. This night vision system is the combat-proven ENVG-B enabling the operators to locate, evaluate and engage a target with enhanced accuracy and speed. The ENVG-B provides the operator with vital situational awareness during dark and night operations so that they are safe during the mission with the help of cutting-edge fusion technology.

Key Companies in the weight loss products market include


  • B&W Medical International Limited

  • Medline Industries Inc.

  • ONEX Corporation Ltd.

  • Night Hawk Technology Inc.

  • Terumo Corporation Ltd.

  • TYCO Healthcare Group LLC

Image Intensifier Tube Industry Developments

July 2022 A key supplier of AI solutions for medical imaging, Subtle Medical, and the main medical technology company, Siemens Healthineers officially declared the integration of Subtle Medical's SubtleMR image-enhancement software into the new reconstruction pipeline of Siemens Healthineers Open Recon. SubtleMR provides DL post-processing for noise-canceling and more sharpness on faster MRI sequences, allowing improved image quality, advanced workflow, and a better patient experience.

March 2022 Hamamatsu Photonics came up with the development of THz-I.I, which is the world's first terahertz image intensifier capable of real-time non-destructive imaging. This technology has the application in the foreign matte inspection of food products and in body scanning.

January 2020 Canon medical systems corporation came up with the Vantage Fortian at ECR 2022. This MRI system provides cutting-edge workflow strategies, image enhancement, and expedited scan technologies, which shorten the time needed for MRI treatments. The Vantage Fortian uses ML and deep learning technologies to automate various scan processes, validate setup steps to save time, and improve quality by noise cancellation and restoring signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).

Image Intensifier Tube Market Segmentation

Image Intensifier Tube Category Outlook

  • Generation 1

  • Generation 2

  • Generation 3

Image Intensifier Tube Technology Outlook

  • Tungsten-halogen image intensifier

  • Xenon-arc image intensifiers

  • Light-emitting diode (LED) image intensifier

Image Intensifier Tube Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 0.971 billion
Market Size 2024 USD 1.0478061 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 1.785 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.89% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2021- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Category, Technology, and Region
Geographies Covered Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, India, China, Japan, Spain, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled IRIS USA, B&W Medical International Limited, Medline Industries Inc., ONEX Corporation Ltd., Night Hawk Technology Inc., Terumo Corporation Ltd., TYCO Healthcare Group LLC
Key Market Opportunities Defense, medical industry.
Key Market Dynamics High military spending, government initiative, and technological development.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Image Intensifier Tube Market size was valued at USD 0.971 Billion in 2023.

The global market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.89% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

Asia Pacific had largest share of the global market.

The key players in the market are IRIS USA, B&W Medical International Limited, Medline Industries Inc., ONEX Corporation Ltd., Night Hawk Technology Inc., Terumo Corporation Ltd., and TYCO Healthcare Group LLC.

The generation 3 category dominated the market in 2022.

The light-emitting diode (LED) image intensifier had the largest share of the global market.

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