Summary of Contents
Volume IRW-M: The World Market for Military Infrared Imaging Detectors & Systems (2018 edition)
Military infrared imaging systems are at a turning point. Upgrades to legacy systems have been delayed due to budgetary pressures. Now, advanced new infrared detector technologies are becoming available that could transform the landscape and drive the military infrared imaging market to $11 billion by 2022.
Some of the important trends that will start to shape advanced military infrared systems include:
Uncooled systems for Manportable use with increasing performance based on large-format, small pixel Wafer-Level-Packaged (WLP) Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs) many of which are fabricated at commercial fabs that also fab low-end commercial FPAs.
Increasing competition in uncooled which has resulted in some companies withdrawing from certain market segments
3rd Gen dual-band cooled systems – a long delayed technology which started its programmatic development in 2016 in the U.S., followed by other countries. The technology will provide armored vehicles with unprecedented range for precision strike.
The emergence of Type 2 Superlattice (T2SL) detectors which have the potential to replace incumbent MCT and InSb technologies.
High Operating Temperature (HOT) cooled detectors and systems which are expected to be incorporated into major new Programs of Record over the next five years – including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
SWIR detector (mainly InGaAs) growth in the double digits
Digital-pixel readouts (DROICs) that will bring a new level of performance to all types of infrared detectors.
Geographically, the U.S. continues to be the dominant supplier of military infrared systems. However, Europe, Israel and China also have a sizable presence. Countries in the Middle East, Asia and elsewhere are increasing their purchases of these systems.
What’s new in this report?
Updates on the five year market forecasts for the most dynamic high performance technologies in emerging military systems:
HOT (High Operating Temperature) nBn/XBn/T2SL Focal Plane Arrays
HOT MCT (Mercury Cadmium Telluride) FPAs
3rd Gen Dual-Band megapixel FPAs
InGaAs FPAs and systems - a breakdown by military application and company market shares.
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
Changes in U.S. Infrared Market Strategies
Market shares for suppliers of gimbaled airborne infrared systems
Upcoming upgrades to military infrared systems expected using T2SL/nBn technology
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); Active Protection Systems (APS).
Airborne Systems, including Targeting/Navigation Pods, Targeting/Piloting Systems, Reconnaissance Systems, Infrared Countermeasures, Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Systems and Persistent Surveillance Systems (aerostats and air vehicles: fixed wing, rotary wing and UAVs);
Naval Systems including optronic masts, thermal night sights, targeting systems 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 $5250. 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:
Updated new sections include:
Five year market forecasts for:
HOT (High Operating Temperature) nBn/XBn, MWIR T2SL Focal Plane Arrays
HOT MCT (Mercury Cadmium Telluride) FPAs
3rd Gen Dual-Band megapixel FPAs
Other cooled (including T2SL FPAs, LWIR and dual-band)
InGaAs FPAs and systems
Market shares for suppliers of:
Military infrared systems (Missiles. Ground, Naval, Strategic)
Airborne Gimbaled Systems
The structure of the report:
A concise summary of the important results in the report.
A review of definitions, the scope of topics covered, the methodology used and the sources of information.
Types of Infrared Detectors and Systems - An Analysis
Cooled Focal Plane Arrays, Cameras and Systems
New developments in detector cooling technologies: Thermoelectric, Stirling and Joule-Thomson.
New developments in infrared optics, including molded optics and wafer-level optics.
Uncooled Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs), Cameras and Systems
Vanadium Oxide (VOx) Microbolometers and Systems
Amorphous Silicon (a-Si) Microbolometers and Systems
Ferroelectric (Pyroelectric) Arrays and Systems
Thermopile Arrays and Systems
Vacuum Packaging of Uncooled FPAs
Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) FPAs and Systems
Novel Uncooled Technologies
Uncooled FPA development and production plans in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, and the Rest of the World.
The effect of commercial smartphone thermal imagers on the military infrared market.
Trends in Military Infrared Imaging Systems:
Major U.S. infrared programs (funding, program status and infrared components used)
European infrared programs
Leading research and technology developments are discussed. High Operating Temperature (“HOT”) sensors (including nBn FPAs), new developments in Type II Superlattice (T2SL) FPAs (VISTA), 3-D Imaging Sensors, Digital-pixel ROICs (DROICs), Ultra-small pixel Uncooled FPAs and Novel Uncooled FPA development. The latest and upcoming DARPA programs.
Military Infrared Programs
More than 200 major military infrared programs worldwide are described including the detector type, prime contractors, status of program and status of funding.
Market Segmentation and Forecasts
World market sizes and forecasts from 2017 to 2022 are provided separately for Infrared Detectors and Systems.
The overall market (consumption) is segmented geographically into the following regions: North America, Europe, Pacific Rim, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Middle East.
A five-year forecast (by number of units) is made separately for the following FPAs: mercury cadmium telluride, indium antimonide, nBn/XBn/MWIR T2SL, QWIPs, Other Cooled FPAs (LWIR and dual-band T2SL), Uncooled Microbolometers, Indium Gallium Arsenide and Other Uncooled.
Separate forecasts are given comparing HOT MCT FPAs and HOT nBn/XBn/T2SL FPAs and a 10 year forecast for 3rd Gen FPAs
A separate, more detailed forecast is given for U.S. military infrared systems in the following segments:
Tactical Missiles, Strategic Missiles and Defense, Airborne, Naval and Ground Based systems.
Five-year Projections for Military Infrared Spending for the Top 25 Countries Worldwide
Suppliers of Military Infrared Detectors and Systems
The structure of the military infrared industry is analyzed. Market shares and market strategies for suppliers of infrared detectors (overall) and of various types of infrared FPAs are given separately. Market shares and market strategies for suppliers of infrared systems are given. Market shares for EO/IR gimbals are provided. Market shares for suppliers of Stirling cryocoolers are given. A total of 46 company profiles are provided, including:
AIM Infrarot-Module (AIM)
Elbit Systems of America
IAI – Tamam
L3 Cincinnati Electronics
L3 Infrared Products
N2 Imaging Systems/UTC
NORINCO-Kunming North/North GuangWei IC (GWIC)
Raytheon Vision Systems
Rheinmetall Electronic Solutions
SCD Semi-Conductor Dev.
Safran Electronics & Defense
UTC Aerospace Systems
Other companies included in the report: 3E EOS, ACREO, AeroVironment, Agiltron, Air Liquide, Alphacore, Amorphous Materials, Artis, Aselsan, Ball Aerospace, Beijing BOP, Bertin Technologies, Bharat Electronics, Bosch, CETC, Cantronic, Chunghwa, Controp, Dali, Edmund Optics, Elbit/Elisra, ENOSA, EO System Co., Electro Optical Industries, EPIR Technologies, Excelitas, Fermionics, Fisba Optik, Fraunhofer Institut, Freescale, GDLS, GHOPTO, Guangzhou SAT, Guide Infrared, Gulfstream, HGH Infrared Systems, Hamamatsu, Hanhwa Systems, Heimann Sensor, Hood Technology, HRL Labs, II-VI Infrared, IAI-Elta, IEC Infrared, INO, Insitu, IntelliEPi, Intevac, IQE, IRay, IRCameras, Jenoptik, JIR, Kazan Optical & Mechanical Plant, KBP Instrument Design Bureau, KEC Corp., Keii, Kongsberg, Kinghome, Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Kopin, CEA/LETI, Leidos, Lightpath Technologies, LumaSense, Magnity, Mikro-Tasarim, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, MTech Imaging, NATECH, New Imaging Technologies (NIT), New Infrared Technologies (NIT), NikkoIA, Ningbo Sunny, Nippon Avionics, Nivisys, North Guangwei IC (GWIC), NXP, Obzerv Technologies, OIP Sensor Systems, ON Semiconductor, Ophir, Optics 1, Optikos, PCO, Photonis, Princeton Infrared Technologies, Princeton Lightwave, Radiance Technologies, RAMSYS, Raptor Photonics, Ricor, Rochester Precision Optics, Rockwell Collins, Saab, SABCA, Santa Barbara Infrared, Sapfir, Schott, Senseeker, Seek Thermal, Senop, Simrad Optronics, Sivananthan Labs, STELOP Pte., Spetztekhnika, State Scientific Research & Engineering Institute, STELOP, St. Johns Optical Systems, Taurus Systems GmbH, Thermoteknix, Toshiba, TowerJazz, U & U Engineering, Sumitomo Electric, Ulirvision, Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant, Umicore, Vertex, Voxtel, Vigo Systems, Xenics, Zvezda Strela Research and Production Center.
TABLES AND CHARTS IN THE REPORT
Table 1.1 FIVE YEAR MARKET FORECAST FOR WORLD MILITARY INFRARED DETECTORS AND SYSTEMS
Table 1.2 FORECASTS FOR INFRARED FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS BY INFRARED DETECTOR MATERIAL (Units)
Table 1.3 MILITARY INFRARED DETECTOR AND INFRARED SYSTEM USE BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION
Table 1.4 FIVE YEAR MARKET FORECAST FOR U.S. MILITARY IR IMAGING SYSTEMS
Table 1.5 FIVE YEAR MARKET FORECAST FOR INFRARED SPENDING BY THE TOP 25 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE
Table 3.1 PROPERTIES OF INFRARED DETECTOR MATERIALS
Table 3.2 Representative HOT FPA PROGRAMS AND PRODUCTS
Table 3.3 MEMS StructureS used in uncooled FPAs
Table 3.4 Types of Standard Advanced Dewar Assemblies
Table 3.5 MAJOR UNCOOLED INFRARED PROGRAMS IN THE U.S. MILITARY
Table 3.6 Major Weapon Systems and their IR Subsystems
Table 3.7 Major Weapon Systems and Their IR Subsystems (Continued)
Table 3.8 FUTURE SOLDIER SYSTEMS programs WORLDWIDE
Table 3.9 UPCOMING UPGRADES TO U.S. MILITARY INFRARED SYSTEMS
Table 6.1 FIVE YEAR MARKET FORECAST FOR WORLD MILITARY INFRARED DETECTORS AND SYSTEMS
Table 6.2 MILITARY INFRARED DETECTOR AND INFRARED SYSTEM USE BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION
Table 6.3 THE WORLD INFRARED MILITARY MARKET BY TYPE OF INFRARED DETECTOR (Units)
Table 6.4 FORECASTS FOR INFRARED FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS BY INFRARED DETECTOR MATERIAL (Units)
Table 6.5 FORECAST ESTIMATE FOR “HOT” (High Operating Temperature) FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS (Units)
Table 6.6 FIVE YEAR MARKET FORECAST FOR INFRARED SPENDING BY THE TOP 25 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE
Table 6.7 FIVE YEAR MARKET FORECAST FOR U.S. MILITARY IR IMAGING SYSTEMS
Table 7.1 RECENT COMPANY CHANGES (ACQUISITIONS, NEW COMPANIES, POLICY CHANGES)
Table 7.2 RECENT COMPANY CHANGES (ACQUISITIONS, NEW COMPANIES, POLICY CHANGES)-continued
Chart 1.1 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Detectors (All Detector Types) – Ranked by Dollar Shipments
Chart 1.2 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Detectors and Detector Modules (Cooled Scanning and Staring FPAs) – Ranked by Unit Shipments
Chart 1.3 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Detectors and Detector Modules (Scanning and Staring MCT FPAs) – Ranked by Unit Shipments
Chart 1.4 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Detectors and Detector Modules (InSb Staring FPAs) – Ranked by Unit Shipments
Chart 1.5 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Detectors and Detector Modules (Uncooled FPAs) – Ranked by Unit Shipments
Chart 1.6 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Detectors and Detector Modules (InGaAs FPAs) – Ranked by Unit Shipments
Chart 1.7 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Systems – Ranked by Dollar Shipments
Chart 7.1 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Detectors and Detector Modules (All Detector Types) – Ranked by Dollar Shipments
Chart 7.2 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Detectors and Detector Modules (Cooled Scanning and Staring FPAs) – Ranked by Unit Shipments
Chart 7.3 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Detectors and Detector Modules (Scanning and Staring MCT FPAs) – Ranked by Unit Shipments
Chart 7.4 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Detectors and Detector Modules (InSb Staring FPAs) – Ranked by Unit Shipments
Chart 7.5 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Detectors and Detector Modules (Uncooled FPAs) – Ranked by Unit Shipments
Chart 7.6 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Detectors and Detector Modules (InGaAs FPAs) – Ranked by Unit Shipments
Chart 7.7 Market Shares for Suppliers of Infrared Systems – Ranked by Dollar Shipments
Chart 7.8 Market Shares for Suppliers of Airborne EO/IR Gimbals – Ranked by Dollar Shipments
Chart 7.9 Market Shares for Suppliers of Stirling Cryocoolers
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