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Electro Optical Systems Market - By System (Imaging, Non-imaging), By Component (Sensor, Camera, Laser, Photodetectors), By End Use (Defense, Commercial {Automotive, Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, Industrial}), Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6073
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Electro Optical Systems Market Size

Electro Optical Systems Market size was valued at USD 12.6 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 5.5% between 2023 and 2032. Electro optical systems play a vital role in surveillance & security applications such as border control, perimeter monitoring, and critical infrastructure protection. The increasing need for advanced imaging & sensing technologies to enhance situational awareness and threat detection drives the demand for these systems.

Electro Optical Systems Market

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The rising deployment of UAVs in various applications including military surveillance and monitoring is also driving the demand for electro optical systems. These systems enable UAVs to capture high-resolution images, perform target tracking, and gather intelligence, thereby enhancing their operational capabilities.

Electro optical systems refer to the technologies and devices that integrate optics & electronics to manipulate, detect, and transmit light for various applications. These systems find extensive usage in industries such as aerospace & defense, healthcare, automotive, consumer electronics, and surveillance.

The high costs associated with research, development, and manufacturing limit the adoption of electro optical systems, particularly in price-sensitive markets. The complexity of these systems as well as the need for precise alignment and calibration pose challenges in manufacturing & integration operations. Additionally, stringent regulatory requirements and export controls in certain regions can hinder market growth.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected the global electro optical systems market share. The outbreak led to disruptions in the global supply chains, temporary closures of manufacturing facilities, and a decline in demand across various end-use industries. Strict lockdown measures and travel restrictions imposed by governments across the world hampered the production & distribution of electro optical systems.

Electro Optical Systems Market Trends

The market is witnessing a trend toward miniaturization and the integration of components & systems. Researchers and manufacturers are engaged in the development of compact & lightweight systems, which can be seamlessly integrated into various devices & applications, thereby catering to the demand for portable & wearable devices. The integration of electro optical systems with AI & ML algorithms enables advanced image processing, pattern recognition, and real-time analytics. This integration also enhances the overall performance & functionality of electro optical systems, which find applications in autonomous vehicles, robotics, surveillance, and medical diagnostics.

Electro Optical Systems Market Analysis

Electro Optical Systems Market Size, By Component,

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Based on component, the electro optical systems market is segmented into sensors, cameras, lasers, photodetectors, and others. The cameras segment is expected to witness the highest CAGR of over 6.5% during the forecast period. Cameras are essential in surveillance & security systems. The growing demand for camera-based surveillance systems can be attributed to the rising concerns pertaining to safety & security in various sectors including public spaces, transportation, and critical infrastructure. Continuous advancements in imaging technology have significantly improved the performance & capabilities of cameras. High-resolution imaging, enhanced low-light sensitivity, advanced image processing algorithms, and improved video analytics have expanded the potential applications of cameras, thereby augmenting product demand.

Electro Optical Systems Volume Market Share, by System,

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Based on system, the electro optical systems market is segmented into imaging and non-imaging. The imaging segment accounted for a considerable volume share of over 50% in 2022 and is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period. Technological advancements have significantly improved the performance & capabilities of imaging systems. High resolution, enhanced sensitivity, improved signal processing, and the integration of advanced features including thermal imaging & multispectral imaging have expanded the potential applications of imaging systems, driving their demand. Also, with the rising focus on national security and the need for advanced surveillance capabilities, there is a growing demand for imaging systems that can provide accurate & real-time visual information.

U.S. Electro Optical Systems Market Size,

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North America is dominating the global market with over 35% revenue share in 2022. The presence of major defense contractors, technological advancements, and strong investments in research & development contribute to electro optical systems market expansion. Additionally, the regional focus on aerospace & defense applications, healthcare innovations, and advancements in autonomous vehicles & robotics is propelling the demand for electro optical systems. Furthermore, the U.S. government has several policies that support the development & adoption of electro optical systems. These policies include tax breaks for R&D, funding for research, and the procurement of electro optical systems for the military.

Electro Optical Systems Market Share

Major companies operating in the electro optical systems market are

  • Teledyne FLIR LLC
  • BAE Systems PLC
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Thales Group
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

The competitive landscape is characterized by continuous innovations as companies strive to improve their offerings with new features, integrations, and partnerships.

Electro Optical Systems Industry News

  • In June 2023, Leonardo DRS, Inc. received a new contract worth USD 94 million to produce next-generation infrared weapon sights for the infantry snipers in the U.S. Army. The firm-fixed-price contract from the Army’s Contracting Command is for over five years. As per the contract, Leonardo DRS will produce an advanced system called the Family of Weapon Sights – Sniper, Improved Night/Day Observation Device Block III.

The electro optical systems market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue and volume (USD Million & Units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By System

  • Imaging
  • Non-imaging

By Component

  • Sensor
  • Camera
  • Laser
  • Photodetectors
  • Others

By End Use

  • Defense
  • Commercial
    • Automotive
    • Healthcare
    • Consumer electronics
    • Industrial
    • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Suraj Gujar, Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for electro optical systems reached USD 12.6 billion in 2022 and will witness over 5.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 due to the increasing adoption in surveillance & security applications, including border control, perimeter monitoring, and critical infrastructure protection.
Demand for imaging electro optical systems accounted for over 50% of the volume share in 2022 and will witness significant growth through 2032 owing to the surging need for high resolution, enhanced sensitivity, improved signal processing, and the integration of advanced features
North America recorded over 35% of the electro optical systems market share in 2022 driven by the strong presence of major defense contractors and technological advancements in the region
Some of the key electro optical systems business players include Teledyne FLIR LLC, BAE Systems PLC, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Thales Group, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

Electro Optical Systems Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 469
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 250
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