The World Market for Military IR Imaging Detectors and Systems

(Vol. IRW-M, 2015 Edition)

MAXTECH INTERNATIONAL, INC.?? Fairfield CT, USA. –?? Maxtech International, Inc. is releasing the 2015 edition of its market research report on military infrared detectors and systems markets,?? Vol. IRW-M. Military budgets worldwide continue to be under pressure, especially in the U.S. and Europe where budget deficits are forcing reductions in military expenditures.

In addition, in the U.S., the drawdown in forces from Afghanistan and the timing of procurements in certain infrared programs (such as 2nd Gen cooled and some uncooled sights) is resulting in a temporary slowdown. At the same time geopolitical pressures in Eastern Europe, Asia, as well as the Mid-East are resulting in defense budget increases in some countries.

Infrared imaging/night vision technology continues to provide a powerful force multiplier and is an essential part of military systems. Several trends are expected to help grow the military infrared imaging market over the next five years:

Uncooled detectors on a chip (in which the sensor is wafer-level-packaged and integrated with a single chip ASIC and low-cost optics). These developments will partly be driven by developments in the commercial sector such as new thermal imaging smartphone attachments.

High-end dual-band systems (3rd Gen) – a technology that has been delayed for several years but is now on the path to procurement in the U.S. under the IFLIR program Moves to High Operating Temperature (HOT) cooled detectors and systems

Growth in SWIR systems

At the same time, military infrared continues to grow rapidly in parts of Asia (India and China) and the Middle East. Uncooled detectors made in China are now starting to be built into Chinese military sights.

What’s new in this report?

(1) Market strategies for major Military Infrared Suppliers in response to budget cutbacks and geopolitical conditions

(2) An update on spending Projections for military infrared systems for the top 25 countries worldwide:

  • NORTH AMERICA: U.S. and Canada
  • EUROPE: UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Greece, Norway
  • MIDDLE EAST: Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • ASIA: China, Russia, India
  • PACIFIC RIM: Japan, South Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore
  • SOUTH AMERICA: Brazil, Colombia

(3) Market shares for suppliers of gimbaled airborne infrared systems.

Maxtech International’s up-to-date research on World Military Infrared Imaging Markets separately covers the infrared detectors (FPAs) and the military infrared systems in which they are used. The following military infrared systems are covered in detail:

Ground-based Systems, including Night Sights, Fire Control Systems, Driver’s Vision Enhancers, Thermal Weapon Sights, Fused IR/I2 Systems, Unattended Ground Sensors, Soldier Systems, Hostile Fire Indicators (HFI);

Airborne Systems, including Targeting/Navigation Pods, Targeting/Piloting Systems, Reconnaissance Systems, Infrared Countermeasures, Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Systems and Persistent Surveillance Systems (aerostats, fixed wing, rotary wing and UAVs);

Naval Systems including optronic masts, thermal night sights, and shipboard IRST;

Tactical Missile Seekers, including air-to-air, surface-air, air-surface, ground-ground; and smart munitions;

Strategic Surveillance and Missile Defense including infrared satellite early warning systems and ballistic missile defense systems.

The World Market for Military Infrared Imaging Detectors and Systems is the only such report on world military infrared markets and follows Maxtech International’s highly acclaimed report on world commercial infrared markets.

The report contains over 400 pages of up-to-date market information and forecasts and is priced at $4900. It is only available directly from Maxtech (no third parties are authorized for its distribution.)

Maxtech International’s analysis of World Military Infrared Imaging Markets provides the following valuable market information:

New sections include:

  • Growth of HOT (High Operating Temperature) FPAs
  • Growth and market shares for InGaAs FPAs
  • Market shares for suppliers of gimbaled infrared systems

Follow this link to view the complete outline of Volume IRW-M: The World Market for Military Infrared Imaging Detectors & Systems (2015 edition)

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