FAIRFIELD, Conn., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Maxtech International, Inc. is releasing the 2012 edition of its market research report on military infrared detectors and systems markets (Vol. IRW-M).
Military budgets worldwide are under pressure – especially in the U.S. and Europe where budget deficits are forcing reductions in military expenditures.
To the extent that infrared imaging systems are part of the platforms (aircraft, armored vehicles and ships) that are suffering these cutbacks, they are also subject to spending cuts. However, infrared imaging/night vision provides such a powerful force multiplier that certain segments of this market continue to do well. Among these are: Persistent Surveillance, High Definition (HD) Systems, moves to High Operating Temperature (HOT) cooled detectors and systems, uncooled systems, growth in SWIR systems.
Military applications of infrared imaging have been undergoing a number of dramatic changes, driven partly by technology advances and partly by the military requirements of the 21st century. The availability of high-performance cooled focal plane arrays (FPAs) in production quantities and their use in a wide variety of military systems is increasing. However, it is the development of uncooled FPAs that are already having the greatest long-term effect on military infrared imaging systems. The number of military programs using uncooled infrared sensors has increased rapidly in the U.S., Europe and other parts of the world. In the U.S., the increase in uncooled has been so rapid that a plateau is being established before the next rapid increase.
Maxtech International’s up-to-date research on World Military Infrared Imaging Markets separately covers the infrared detectors (mostly FPAs) and the military 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 and Persistent Surveillance Systems (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, including:
The current size of world military infrared detector and systems markets (base year: 2011).
Five-year projections of world military infrared detector and systems markets (2012 – 2016)
Geographic segmentation of the overall market into the following regions:
North America, Europe, Pacific Rim, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Middle East
The expected market growth rate for various types of infrared FPAs
An analysis of military infrared capabilities for 25 countries
Technology trends and the status of next-generation FPAs and systems
Competitive analyses and market shares
Profiles of 46 suppliers of Military Infrared Imaging Detectors and Systems
New sections include:
Growth of HOT (High Operating Temperature) FPAs
Growth and market shares for InGaAs FPAs
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
Mercury Cadmium Telluride (HgCdTe) FPAs and systems
Indium Antimonide (InSb) FPAs and systems
QWIPs (Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors) FPAs and systems
T2SL (Type II Superlattice) FPAs and systems
nBn Detectors FPAs and systems
Lead Sulfide and Lead Selenide (PbS and PbSe) FPAs and systems
Extrinsic Silicon (Si:X) FPAs and systems
Other cooled FPAs and systems
HOT (High Operating Temperature) FPAs
New developments in detector cooling technologies: Thermoelectric, Stirling and Joule-Thomson.
New developments in infrared 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.
Trends in Military Infrared Imaging Systems:
HD (High Definition) Infrared Systems
HOT (“High” Operating Temperature) FPAs and Systems
Major U.S. infrared programs (funding, program status and infrared components used)
SADA I, II, III
2nd Gen HTI upgrades
3rd Gen FLIR
Driver’s Vision Enhancer –FOS (Family of Systems)
BCTM (Brigade Combat Team Modernization)
GCV (Ground Combat Vehicle) IR
AAV (Amphibious Assault Vehicle) thermal sights
Thermal Weapon Sights (and Advanced Weapon Sight Technology-AWST)
FWS (Family of Weapon sights)
ENVG (Enhanced Night Vision Goggle)
ENVG(D) (Digital Enhanced Night Vision Goggle)
COTI (Clip On Thermal Imager)
MRTB (Medium Range Thermal Bi-ocular)
JETS (Joint Effects Targeting System)
F-22 Missile Launch Detector (MLD)
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter EO (EOTS and DAS)
Sniper ATP (Advanced Targeting Pod) and ATP-SE
ATFLIR (Advanced Targeting FLIR)
MTS (Multispectral Targeting System)
CSP Common Sensor Payload
Arrowhead (MTADS/PNVS upgrade for Apache)
P-8A Poseidon EO/IR
UAV EO/IR systems (Predator, Reaper, Pioneer, Shadow TUAV, Gray Eagle, Global Hawk, BAM UAS, Raven, Dragonfly)
JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile)
JAGM (Joint Air to Ground Missile)
JSOW (Joint Standoff Weapon
SDB II (Small Diameter Bomb II)
SFW (Sensor Fuzed Weapon)
ACERTS (Airborne Counter Explosive Reconnaissance and Targeting System) – formerly ASTAMIDS
SBIRS (Space-based Infrared System)
3GIRS – 3rd Generation Infrared Surveillance System
STSS-Space Tracking and Surveillance System
Ballistic Missile Defense (Aegis BMD, Standard Missile SM-3 seeker, Ground-based Midcourse Segment, EKV seeker), THAAD – plus many others.
European infrared programs
MIRAS missile warning system for A400M
Storm Shadow/Scalp EG
IdZ (WBZG-HuntIR, WBBG, Video Visor)
Leading research and technology developments are discussed. High Operating Temperature (“HOT”) sensors, new developments in Type II Superlattice (T2SL) FPAs (VISTA), 3-D Imaging Sensors, Ultra-small pixel Uncooled FPAs and Novel Uncooled FPA development.
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 2011 to 2016 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.
The detector market is segmented by cooled FPAs, First Generation, Discrete and Uncooled FPAs.
A five-year forecast (by number of units) is made separately for the following FPAs: mercury cadmium telluride, indium antimonide, QWIPs, Other Cooled FPAs, Uncooled Microbolometers, Indium Gallium Arsenide and Other Uncooled.
A separate forecast is given for HOT 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.
Suppliers of Military Infrared Detectors and Systems
The structure of the military infrared industry is analyzed. Market shares for suppliers of infrared detectors (overall) and of various types of infrared FPAs are given separately. Market shares for suppliers of infrared systems are given. A total of 46 company profiles are provided, including:
AIM Infrarot-Module (AIM)
Carl Zeiss Optronics
Diehl BGT Defence
Elbit Systems ElOp
FLIR Systems – Indigo
General Dynamics (Axsys)
IAI – Tamam
Kollsman (Elbit Systems of America)
L-3 Cincinnati Electronics
L-3 Infrared Products
N2 Imaging Systems
Raytheon Vision Systems
Rheinmetall Defense Electronics
SCD Semi-Conductor Devices
Sagem Defense & Security
Teledyne Imaging Sensors
Other companies included in the report: ACREO AB, Agiltron, Alenia, Amorphous Materials, Argon ST, Aselsan, Astrium, Bharat Electronics, Cantronic Systems, Chunghwa Telecom, Controp, Dali, Elisra, Eloptro, ENOSA, Fraunhofer Institut, Freescale, GDLS, Guangzhou SAT, Gulfstream, H.G.H. Systemes Infrarouges, Hamamatsu, Harris, Honeywell Hymatic, i3 System, ICx, INO, ITL, Intevac, Irvine Sensors, Jena Optronik, Kazan Optical & Mechanical Plant, KBP Instrument Design Bureau, KEC Corp., Kongsberg, Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Korean Institute of Science & Technology (KIST), Kopin, LETI/CEA, LumaSense ITC, MBDA, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, NATECH, NEC Avio Infrared, Nivisys, Nova Sensors, Obzerv Technologies, OIP Sensor Systems, Ophir, Optics 1, Optikos, PCO, QmagiQ, QWIPTECH, RAMSYS, Saab, SABCA, Samsung Thales, Santa Barbara Infrared, Sapfir, Sarnoff, Schott, Simrad Optronics, STELOP Pte., Spectrolab, Spetztekhnika, State Scientific Research & Engineering Institute, STELOP, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Taurus Systems GmbH, Teledyne Dalsa, Ulirvision, Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant, Umicore, Vectronix, Vertex, Wuhan Guide, Xenics, Zhejiang Dali Technology, 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 EQUIPMENT
Table 3.1 PROPERTIES OF INFRARED DETECTOR MATERIALS
Table 3.2 MEMS StructureS used in uncooled FPAs
Table 3.3 Types of Standard Advanced Dewar Assemblies
Table 3.4 MAJOR UNCOOLED INFRARED PROGRAMS IN THE U.S. MILITARY
Table 3.5 Major Weapon Systems and their IR Subsystems
Table 3.6 Major Weapon Systems and Their IR Subsystems (Continued)
Table 3.7 FUTURE SOLDIER SYSTEMS programs WORLDWIDE
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 THE WORLD INFRARED MILITARY MARKET BY INFRARED DETECTOR MATERIAL (FPAs Only)
Table 6.5 FORECASTS FOR INFRARED FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS BY INFRARED DETECTOR MATERIAL (Units)
Table 6.6 FORECAST ESTIMATE FOR “HOT” (High Operating Temperature) FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS (Units)
Table 6.7 FIVE YEAR MARKET FORECAST FOR U.S. MILITARY IR IMAGING EQUIPMENT
Table 7.1 RECENT COMPANY CHANGES (ACQUISITIONS, NEW COMPANIES, POLICY CHANGES)
Table 7.2 RECENT COMPANY CHANGES (ACQUISITIONS, NEW COMPANIES, POLICY CHANGES)
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 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
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