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Military Protective Eyewear Market Research Report Information By Devices (Cameras, Goggles, and Tubes or scopes), By Technology (Thermal Imaging and Image Intensifier), By Application (Gunner Sights, Naval trackers, Driving sights, and Infantry weapon sights), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/A&D/5654-HCR | 138 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| July 2024

Global Military Protective Eyewear Market Overview


Military Protective Eyewear Market Size was valued at USD 0.15 billion in 2023. The Military Protective Eyewear market is projected to grow from USD 0.1590 Billion in 2024 to USD 0.226 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.05% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Technological developments in the design and production of military protective eyewear are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.Military Protective Eyewear Market OverviewSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Military Protective Eyewear Market Trends



  • Technological developments in design are driving the market growth


During the anticipated period, there will be positive growth in the market for military protection glasses (MPG). This growth is attributed to law enforcement agencies militarization, defense technological furtherance, and increased military utilization. These factors have increased the use of military protective glasses in various combat operations, personnel transportation, and mine and bomb detection.


Military protection glasses are specialized eye protection that shields users from dirt, sand, flying objects, and shrapnel while they work in hazardous conditions. These damaging outside influences necessitate using protective eyewear that satisfies or exceeds military ballistic standards. Eye protection for the armed forces should be highly impact-resistant, optically clear, well-fitting, and U.S. V. These features include safety, environmental stability, chemical resistance, interchangeable lenses, scratch resistance, lightness, and durability.


Additionally, it is anticipated that during the forecast period, opportunities for market growth will result from defense technological advancements in military protection glasses and a high adoption rate among militaries worldwide due to military operations in various regions. Defense industry demand for military protective eyewear is rising as a result of an increase in terrorist attacks and cross-border shootings. Civilians are becoming more aware of the advantages of wearing protective eyewear like that used by the military, especially those who work in dangerous environments. Technological developments in designing and producing military protective eyewear provide better defense against ballistic and other threats. Increasing need for protective eyewear for the military that is specifically made to meet the needs of various armed forces. The global market's rising prevalence of counterfeit goods allows legitimate players to strengthen their position. Thus, driving the Military Protective Eyewear market revenue.


Military Protective Eyewear Market Segment Insights


Military Protective Eyewear Devices Insights


Based on devices, the Military Protective Eyewear Market segmentation includes cameras, goggles, and tubes or scopes. The tubes or scopes segment dominated the market, and several optics producers acknowledged the setup's potential. A Trijicon ACOG scope with a Trijicon reflex red. Sight on top is one of the most well-known pairings. Burris offers a bundle with a 1-4x24 wide-angle riflescope and the Fastfire 3 open reflex sight. Leupold offers "D-Evo," an optical tool combining 6x and 1x magnification that has enhanced the Military Protective Eyewear market CAGR globally in recent years.


Military Protective Eyewear Technology Insights


The Military Protective Eyewear Market segmentation based on technology includes thermal imaging and image intensifier. The image intensifier segment held the majority share in 2022 concerning the Military Protective Eyewear Market revenue. The main benefit of image intensifiers in medical imaging is the synergy of the high detector and conversion efficiency to efficiently use fluoroscopy while adhering to the radiation protection principle of dose optimization.


Figure 1: Military Protective Eyewear Market by Technology, 2022 & 2030 (USD billion)Military Protective Eyewear Market by Technology, 2022 & 2030 (


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


Military Protective Eyewear Application Insights


Based on the application, the Military Protective Eyewear Market data includes Gunner Sights, Naval trackers, Driving sights, and Infantry weapon sights. The Naval tracker’s category generated the most income. It provided accurate readings relating to a ship's position and location, the air pressure in the oceanic area it is traveling through, the pressure of the waves, and all other natural and artificial events that are crucial for a ship's navigation implants for Military Protective Eyewears, positively impacting the market growth.


Military Protective Eyewear Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North America Military Protective Eyewear market will dominate due to numerous businesses, including Kimberly-Clark Corp. MCR Safety, Pyramex Safety Products LLC, Radians, Inc., and 3M. Additionally, implementing strict laws and regulations from federal agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and other bodies regarding workplace safety codes and norms are anticipated to boost the region's growth. These regulations are related to occupational safety and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and they are related to PPE. Also, due to rising regional military spending, high demand for eye protection against damage from flying objects and ballistic projectiles, military protection glasses producers, and increased military operations globally. Manufacturers of aerospace and defense products in North America and a sizeable government contribution.


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


Figure 2: MILITARY PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)MILITARY PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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


Europe’s Military Protective Eyewear market accounts for the second-largest market share due to increased regional military spending and difficult operational circumstances. Further, the German Military Protective Eyewear market held the largest market share, and the UK Military Protective Eyewear market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia Pacific Military Protective Eyewear Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2030 high demand for eye protection, military readiness, and modernization and militarization of law enforcement. Moreover, the India Military Protective Eyewear market held the largest market share, and the China Military Protective Eyewear market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia Pacific region.


Military Protective Eyewear Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Military Protective Eyewear market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic 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. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Military Protective Eyewear industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the Global Military Protective Eyewear industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. The Military Protective Eyewear industry has recently offered some of the most significant medical advantages. Major players in the Military Protective Eyewear market, including BAE Systems, FLIR Systems, Inc., Elbit Systems Ltd., L3 Technologies, Inc., Thales Group, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Harris Corporation, Meopta, Newcon Optik and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Harris Corporation, The American technology company Harris Corporation served as a defense contractor, provider of information technology services, and manufacturer of wireless equipment, tactical radios, electronic systems, night vision devices, and terrestrial and spaceborne antennas in the public, private, and commercial sectors. Their areas of expertise included electronic warfare, microwave weapons, and surveillance systems. To create L3Harris Technologies in 2019, it merged with L3 Technologies.


L3 Technologies, the company had an annual revenue of about $7 billion and was headquartered in Melbourne, Florida. It employed about 6,000 people, making it the largest private employer in Brevard County, Florida. The business, which went by Harris Semiconductor from 1988 to 1999, served as Intersil's parent company. 2016 saw Harris ranked by Defense News as one of the top 100 federal contractors. Wired Magazine ranked Harris Corporation in January 2015, tied with the U.S. The second biggest risk to online privacy and communications is the Marshals Service.


Key Companies in the Military Protective Eyewear market include



  • BAE Systems.

  • FLIR Systems, Inc.

  • Elbit Systems Ltd.

  • L3 Technologies, Inc.

  • Thales Group

  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

  • Harris Corporation

  • Meopta

  • Newcon Optik


Military Protective Eyewear Industry Developments


For instance,June 2021 Workers can be protected from various workplace hazards with the safety eyewear from UVEX, known as the uvex-i range. The eyewear has broad, flat lenses for an unrestricted field of vision and a long side shield for added safety against dangers. Uvex uses energy from biomass sources and renewable raw materials from the castor oil plant to create this eyewear line.


For instance,August 2022 Bollé Safety introduced the Comfort Sense Perception lens as a new high-clarity lens designed to safeguard workers under all circumstances. The new technology is adaptable to indoor, indoor/outdoor, and outdoor work environments and is available in a large variety of SKUs and seventeen different lens tints. Better definition, comfort, and sight are all provided. All light-sensitive conditions, including UV, glare, LED, welding gas, and low contrast, are protected against while the technology improves eyesight.


For instance,October 2022 The "The RightCycle Program" was expanded by Kimberly-Clark Professional, a leader in contamination control solutions for cleanrooms and laboratories. The program will accept flex-film plastic packaging from KleenGuard and Kimtech for recycling. It is a recycling program for non-hazardous labs, industrial PPE waste, and cleanrooms.


For instance,April 2022 Honeywell announced it would pay approximately USD 1 point 2 billion to acquire Norcross Safety Products LLC, a renowned PPE manufacturer. The acquisition was made to improve the company's selection of safety equipment for workers in the fire service, industrial protection, and other occupations.


Military Protective Eyewear Market Segmentation


Military Protective Eyewear Devices Outlook



  • Cameras

  • Goggles

  • Tubes or scopes


Military Protective Eyewear Technology Outlook



  • Thermal Imaging

  • Image Intensifier


Military Protective Eyewear Application Outlook



  • Gunner Sights

  • Naval trackers

  • Driving sights

  • Infantry weapon sights


Military Protective Eyewear 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 0.15 billion
Market Size 2024 USD 0.1590 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 0.226 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.05% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2019- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Devices, Technology, Application and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled BAE Systems, FLIR Systems, Inc., Elbit Systems Ltd., L3 Technologies, Inc., Thales Group, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Harris Corporation, Meopta, Newcon Optik
Key Market Opportunities ·       Technological developments in the design
Key Market Dynamics ·       Production of military protective eyewear


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Military Protective Eyewear Market size was valued at USD 0.15 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.05% during the forecast period, 2023-2030.

North America had the largest share of the global market

The key players in the market are BAE Systems, FLIR Systems, Inc., Elbit Systems Ltd., L3 Technologies, Inc., Thales Group, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Harris Corporation, Meopta, and Newcon Optik.

The tubes or scopes category dominated the market in 2022.

The image intensifier had the largest share of the global market.

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