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Military Electro-Optical Infrared ( EOIR) Systems Market Research Report Information by Type (Image Intensification, Laser and Infrared), Sensor Technology (Scanning, Starring, Multispectral and Hyperspectral), Platform (Airborne, Land-Based and Naval) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America) - Forecast till 2030


ID: MRFR/A&D/0779-CR | 136 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| October 2019

Global Military Electro Optical and Infrared (EOIR) Systems Market Overview


Military Electro-Optical And Infrared Systems Market Size Is Projected To Grow At A USD 10. 86 Million In 2030 With A CAGR Of 6% By 2022-2030



The use of military electro-optical and infrared systems is very abundant in military applications such as airborne, land-based, and naval platforms. The Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market Otlook mostly include objects for situational awareness critical during warfare. With the advancement of the technological revolution, war practices are becoming more associated with digital networking systems in a data-heavy battle space. Thus, the importance of military electro-optical and infrared systems has increased tenfold over the decade and is expected to evolve even more in the upcoming years arising more new opportunities in the global growth.


The electro-optical systems imply the devices that use a mixture of optics and electronics responsible for generating, detecting, and measuring radiation in the optical spectrum. This system enables the associative device to measure electromagnetic spectrum along with their wavelengths ranging from 0.1 micrometers to 1000 micrometers. This electromagnetic spectrum mostly includes visible light, infrared radiation, and ultraviolet radiation. Law enforcement and military departments to achieve optimal situational awareness of the war environment for both day and night times, even in low light conditions generally use this imaging system. The Military Electro Optical and Infrared ( EOIR)  Systems Market is predicted to grow more in the forecast years, as the electro-optical sensor and infrared sensors can produce precise optical data. An electro-optical sensor can change the light signal into an electric signal, while an infrared sensor can recognize almost all structures in the wavelength's vicinity.


According to Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market Trends analysis, the electro-optical and infrared systems are primarily used for airborne, land security, combat, surveillance, and search and rescue operations. The key features of these devices entail image stabilization and producing long-range imaging. These sensors can be installed on vehicles, carried on hands, and deployed at seas to identifying or tracking targets and ascertaining threats from a long distance in complex weather conditions or environments as the defense expenditure is increasing by many governments across the globe, specifically by developing nations the global Market is anticipated to drive the market further.


COVID-19 Impact Analysis

COVID-19 pandemic has affected the global economy in many ways, and the Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market could not escape this. The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic led to stringent lockdown regulations across many nations worldwide, resulting in disruptions in importing and exporting Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems and devices. It also directly impacted the production process, obstructing the supply chain and reducing the Global Market Revenue. However, the market's major key players are practicing the implementation of innovative marketing strategies to see a path to recover from the Covid-19 impact. The gradual control over the Pandemic situation shows signs of a bright future of the Global Market.


Market Dynamics

  • Major Market Drivers


The EO/IR systems are increasingly used in military applications on various platforms. While airborne EO/IR systems include optic sights, night-vision inspection systems, and helmet-mounted display equipment, land-based EO/IR systems entail optronic devices, mounted sights, thermal images, laser range finders, etc. Furthermore, the naval-based system uses infrared imagers and detectors for tracking and photonics mast system. All these applications are largely expanding the Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market Share. As per the recent Global Market analysis, the infrared-based thermal detection system can work even in high altitudes with temperatures ranging from -30 degrees Celsius to -50 degrees Celsius to offer better imaging. 



  • Market Opportunities


As the requirement of instilling modern technology in the military operations, various platforms are adopting new technologies such as the LWIR system by military forces to provide armored vehicles. With advanced thermal imaging capacities, the Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market can grow more by providing improved target detection, recognition, identification of the target range, etc.


Electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) technology involves the use of electronic and optical devices for sensing and imaging in the electromagnetic spectrum.



  • Market Restraints


According to Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market growth analysis, the major market restraint would be the cost expenditure in manufacturing and implementing in the defense systems of developing countries.



  • Market Growth Challenges


Since the EO/IR system is based on complex technology, few regions can afford to integrate their military and civilian security systems with EO/IR-based technology. Without being familiar with knowledge on how to incorporate the Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems, it can pose a major challenge in the future of the Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market.



  • Cumulative Growth Analysis


The cumulative growth of the Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market is anticipated to get driven more in the forecast period due to increasing requirements for battlespace awareness by defense forces. Since many key market players are implementing advanced technologies to improve the effect of Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems, the global Market can see more growth in the future.


Market Segment Overview

By Type


As per the Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market Analysis, the type of segment has further segmented the market into image intensification, laser, and infrared systems. And the image intensification segment is considered the largest segment of the Market, so it is expected to register high CAGR in the coming years.


By Sensor Technology


According to Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market Growth analysis report, the market is segmented into scanning starring, multispectral, and hyperspectral. As security threats increase day by day, the defense industry realizes the importance of integrating modernized technologies in aircraft, ships, and combat vehicles. Thus, the Market forecast report have explained how the hyperspectral segment can grow the highest CAGR in the forecast period.


By Platform


The Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market size is segmented into airborne, naval, and land-based on the Platform. The airborne segment is projected to lead the Market in the upcoming years. However, this growth would be attributed to the UAV application enhancing in various military operations, including mapping, surveillance, collecting data, and transmitting video information to the ground control station.


Regional Analysis

As per the regional analysis of Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market trends report, the global market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-pacific, Middle East, & Africa, and Latin America. According to the analysis of Market Revenue, North America is the largest market in the forecast period, as the demand for EO/IR systems in different sectors for safety and security is rising. Europe is considered the second-largest region in the global Market to develop robust, lightweight, and cost-effective EO/IR systems.


Competitive Landscape Analysis

The competitive landscape of the Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market is rising in the global picture. This Market analysis report have also examined the major key players of the market, and some of them are:



  • Airbus SAS (Netherlands)

  • FLIP Systems Inc. (US)

  • BAE Systems PLC (UK)

  • Leonardo SpA (Italy)

  • Elbit Systems Ltd (Israel)

  • Thales Group (France)

  • Excelitas Technologies (US)

  • Raytheon Company (US)

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (US)

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (US)


Recent Development

In August 2020, Leonardo SpA signed a contract to supply The Hamad International Airport with an approach spacing decision support tool along with ENAV acquainting Qatari air traffic controllers with an innovative system of distance-based separation management concept and how to operate them.


In October 2021, BAE Systems PLC announced worldwide engineering and technical services to the defence logistics agency. The contract is signed with approximately $139.7 million for energy automation operational technology sustainment.


Report Overview

This Global Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market outlook analysis report provides a qualitative and quantitative insight on the industry's global growth rate, market segmentation, military electro-optical, and infrared systems market size, demand, and revenue. Furthermore, the report gives insight into Market share and various trends that are expected to influence the industry's prospects. This Market forecast report further investigate the present and future effects of Covid-19 in the global market.


Segment Table

By Type



  • Image Intensification

  • Laser

  • Infrared


By Sensor Technology



  • Scanning

  • Starring

  • Multispectral

  • Hyperspectral


By Platform



  • Airborne

  • Land-Based

  • Naval


By Region



  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

  • Middle East &Africa

  • Latin-America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size USD 10. 86 Million
  CAGR   6%
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2020
  Forecast Units   USD ( Value )
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Type, Sensor Technology, Platform
  Geographies Covered   North American
  Key Vendors   FLIR Systems Inc. (US), Excelitas Technologies (US), Leonardo SpA (Italy), and Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), are some reputed companies in the military electro-optical and infrared systems market.
  Key Market Opportunities Advanced thermal imaging capacities, the Military Electro Optical and Infrared Systems Market can grow more by providing improved target detection, recognition, identification of the target range, etc.
  Key Market Drivers Airborne EO/IR systems include optic sights, night-vision inspection systems, and helmet-mounted display equipment, land-based EO/IR systems entail optronic devices, mounted sights, thermal images, laser range finders, etc. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Military Electro-optical and Infrared Systems Market can rise at 6% CAGR by 2030.

FLIR Systems Inc. (US), Excelitas Technologies (US), Leonardo SpA (Italy), and Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), are some reputed companies in the military electro-optical and infrared systems market.

The increase in laser application to support military electro-optical and infrared systems market expansion.

North America military electro-optical and infrared systems market can rise exponentially.

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