$13+ Billion Tactical Optics Industry Assessment 2020-2025, Including Profiles of 24 Major Players Including Leonardo, BAE Systems, Elbit Systems, Kongsberg Gruppen, and L3Harris Technologies

DUBLIN, June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Tactical Optics Market by Product (Weapon Scopes & Sights, Handheld Sighting Devices, Cameras & Displays), Platform, Application (ISR, Target Acquisition & Identification, Border & Coastal Patrol), End Use, Range, and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


    --  This study covers the tactical optics market across various segments and
    --  It aims at estimating the size and growth potential of this market
        across different segments based on the product, platform, application,
        end-use, range, and region.
    --  The study also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key
        players in the market, along with their company profiles, key
        observations related to their product and business offerings, recent
        developments undertaken by them, and key market strategies adopted by

The global tactical optics market is projected to grow from USD 9.7 billion in 2020 to USD 13 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period.

Ongoing upgrades to infantry soldier equipment and the introduction of advanced digital electro-optics, night vision goggles, and thermal imagers, among others, are expected to fuel the growth of the tactical optics market across the globe.

Some of the factors expected to fuel the growth of the tactical optics industry include the increased procurement of attack helicopters, armored vehicles, sniper rifles, automatic rifles, machine guns, and aircraft by militaries worldwide; and ongoing modernization of naval platforms by various countries. However, challenges such as high technical expertise requirements for the development of tactical optics for remote operations are curbing the growth of this market.

The cameras & displays segment is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to the rising procurement of various vehicles globally.

Based on product, the cameras & displays segment is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to an increase in the number of platforms where these cameras & displays are mounted. Armored vehicles, such as Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), are equipped with multiple electro-optic cameras and thermal cameras for drivers' navigation, commander sights, and gunner sights. The growing demand for armored vehicles is driving the tactical optics market.

The ground segment is estimated to lead the tactical optics market in 2020.

Based on the platform, the ground segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the tactical optics market in 2020. The ground segment includes tactical optics for dismounted soldiers, border surveillance, and armored vehicles. This segment is driven by the increased demand for soldier-based tactical optics, such as riflescopes and handheld devices. The need for advanced armored vehicles with remote weapon stations is also driving the tactical optics market growth in the ground segment.

The unmanned platform segment is projected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Based on end-use, the unmanned platform segment is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This segment's growth is driven by the rapid adoption of unmanned systems for surveillance and assault, globally. According to an article published by The Guardian in November 2019, more than 80,000 surveillance drones and almost 2,000 attack drones will be purchased by various militaries globally in the next ten years. The increase in demand for drones is, in turn, driving the demand for tactical optics.

The Asia Pacific is estimated to account for the largest share of the tactical optics market in 2020.

The Asia Pacific is estimated to lead the tactical optics market in 2020. The market in this region has tremendous potential due to the need for armored vehicles, aircraft, and helicopters. Additionally, the increased procurement of weapons for soldiers is driving the Asia Pacific tactical optics market. Countries in this region, such as China, India, and Japan, invest heavily in the modernization of their troops. For example, in February 2019, the Indian Ministry of Defense started the procurement of Beretta .338 Lapua Magnum Scorpio TGT and Barrett .50-calibre M95 sniper rifles. These rifles are said to replace the Russian Dragunov sniper rifles.

The tactical optics market includes major Tier 1 players, such as Kongsberg Gruppen AS (Norway), Raytheon Company (US), Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel), Saab AB (Sweden), and BAE Systems plc (UK). These companies offer advanced electro-optic cameras and thermal cameras, which make up most of the tactical optics market share. The tactical optics industry also constitutes Tier 2 and Tier 3 players who offer tactical optics for dismounted soldiers, which cost comparatively lesser. These players include Sig Sauer, Inc. (US), Vortex Optics (US), Bushnell Corporation (US), and Leupold & Stevens, Inc. (US).

Key Topics Covered

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in Tactical Optics Market
4.2 Ground Tactical Optics Market, by Vehicle Type
4.3 Naval Tactical Optics Market, by Vessel Type
4.4 Airborne Tactical Optics Market, by Aircraft Type
4.5 Weapon Scopes & Sights Market, by Type
4.6 Handheld Devices Market, by Type
4.7 Cameras & Displays Market, by Type
4.8 Tactical Optics Market, by Region

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers Increase in Procurement of Tactical Optics for Dismounted Soldiers and Vehicle Platforms Increasing Demand for EO/IR Cameras
5.2.2 Opportunities Weapon Modernization Plans Across the World
5.2.3 Challenges Requirement for High Technical Expertise to Develop Tactical Optics

6 Industry Trends
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Emerging Trends
6.2.1 Echo3 Electro-Optics Thermal Reflex Sight
6.2.2 Freeform Optics
6.2.3 Intelligent Hardware Solutions
6.2.4 Intelligent Enterprise: Command and Control Above the Weapons Systems
6.2.5 Advancements in Camera Technology
6.2.6 Advanced Ballistic Calculators
6.2.7 Miniaturized Electro-Optics
6.2.8 Night Vision Riflescopes
6.2.9 Fiber Laser Technology
6.2.10 Armored Vehicles with Advanced Tactical Optics for Urban Warfare
6.2.11 Weaponized Drones with Tactical Optics
6.3 Advanced Technologies Developed by Companies in the Tactical Optics Market
6.3.1 Advanced Sighting System
6.3.2 Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG) with Family of Weapon Sights (FWS)
6.3.3 Microsoft Hololens Augmented Reality Headset
6.3.4 Hypercentric Optics
6.4 Innovations & Patent Registrations

7 Tactical Optics Market, by Product
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Weapon Scopes & Sights
7.2.1 Riflescopes Day Sights Development of Micro Electro-Optic Systems Night Sights Increasing Adoption of Thermal Imaging Technology During Low Visibility/Night Digital Sights Increase in Disruptive Technologies Leading to the Linkage of Numerous Tactical Optics Together to Create Maximum Awareness on the Battlefield
7.2.2 Night Vision Scopes Thermal Scopes Thermal Imaging Technology for Target Detection Capabilities is Driving the Market Infrared Scopes Infrared Technology Assists Soldiers in Low Light Image Intensifiers Increasing Investments in the Defense Sector Boost the Market for Image Intensifiers
7.2.3 Handheld Sighting Devices Binoculars & Monoculars New Optical Technologies, such as Digital Zoom, Thermal Binoculars, and Night Vision Binoculars, are Driving the Market Night Vision Goggles Increased Adoption of Head-Mounted Night Vision Goggles Spotter Scopes Growing Number of Snipers Leading to Increased Demand for Spotter Scopes Rangefinders Demand for Enhanced Situational Awareness Leading to Growth in Demand for Rangefinders Target Acquisition & Surveillance Systems Increased Use of Target Acquisition & Surveillance Systems by Militaries Worldwide
7.2.4 Cameras & Displays Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs) Rapid Development in Hmd Technology for Infantry Soldiers Thermal Cameras Increasing Use of Thermal Cameras for Border Surveillance EO/IR Cameras Increased Use of Drones with EO/IR is Driving the Tactical Optics Market

8 Tactical Optics Market, by Platform
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Ground
8.2.1 Vehicle-Mounted Increased Procurement of Armored Vehicles by Various Militaries Globally Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) Armored Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs) Light Protected Vehicles (LPVs) Self-Propelled Howitzers (SPHs) Armored Mortar Carriers (AMCs) Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs)
8.2.2 Fixed Installation Increasing Installation of High-Tech Cameras, Sights, and Ground-Based Interceptors with Tactical Optics for Border Surveillance and Protection
8.2.3 Portable Portable Military Equipment Comprises High-Tech Tactical Optics Used to Cater to the Military Modernization Requirements Man-Portable Increasing Demand for Riflescopes, Binoculars, and Target Designators is Driving the Market Dismounted Soldier Upgrades to Soldier Equipment Drive the Market for Tactical Optics Devices with Respect to Dismounted Soldier
8.3 Naval
8.3.1 Aircraft Carriers Upgrades and Modernization Programs of Aircraft Carriers Undertaken by Various Countries
8.3.2 Destroyers Installation of New Weapons Systems on Destroyers
8.3.3 Frigates Increased Orders for Frigates by Several Countries such as India, Russia, and Germany
8.3.4 Corvettes Ongoing Upgrades of Corvettes by Various Countries, such as India, Israel, and Finland
8.3.5 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) Modernization Programs of OPVs Drive the Market
8.3.6 Unmanned Marine Vessels (UMVs) Increased Use of Umvs for Surveillance
8.4 Airborne
8.4.1 Combat Aircraft Upgrades and Modernization Programs of Combat Aircraft by Various Leading Market Players
8.4.2 Attack Helicopters Increased Procurement of Attack Helicopters by India and South Korea, Among Others, Drives the Market
8.4.3 Special Mission Aircraft Ongoing Procurement of Special Mission Aircraft by Countries such as Finland and Bulgaria, Among Others, Drives the Market
8.4.4 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Continuous Development Programs to Utilize Tactical UAVs by Defense Forces

9 Tactical Optics Market, by Application
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR)
9.2.1 Increased Need for ISR Capabilities by Militaries Globally
9.3 Target Identification & Acquisition
9.3.1 Installation of Target Identification & Acquisition Products on Various Platforms Increases the Demand for Tactical Optics
9.4 Search & Rescue
9.4.1 Increased Use of Drones for Search & Rescue Missions
9.5 Border & Coastal Patrol
9.5.1 Increased Installation of EO/IR Cameras for Border & Coastal Surveillance

10 Tactical Optics Market, by End Use
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Manned Platform
10.2.1 Need for Situational Awareness Drives the Market for Tactical Optics in the Manned Platform Segment
10.3 Weapon Mounted
10.3.1 Procurement of New Weapons is Driving the Weapon Mounted Tactical Optics Market
10.4 Soldier
10.4.1 Various Infantry Modernization Programs Globally Drive the Demand for Tactical Optics
10.5 Unmanned Platform
10.5.1 Increasing Use of Unmanned Platforms for Surveillance and Assault

11 Tactical Optics Market, by Range
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Short-Range (11.2.1 Need for Handheld Tactical Optics is Driving the Tactical Optics Market
11.3 Medium-Range (3-25 Km)
11.3.1 Increasing Use of Drones Leading to Increased Demand for Medium-Range Tactical Optics
11.4 Long-Range (> 25 Km)
11.4.1 Increasing Procurement of Naval Ships, Aircraft, and Armored Vehicles Drive the Market for Long-Range Tactical Optics

12 Regional Analysis
12.1 Introduction
12.2 North America
12.2.1 US Procurement of New Fighter Aircraft
12.2.2 Canada Numerous Defense Procurement Projects for Land, Sea, and Air Platforms
12.3 Europe
12.3.1 France Armored Vehicle Modernization Program to Impact the Market in France
12.3.2 Russia Serial Production of T-90 and T-14 Armata Tanks, Among Others
12.3.3 UK Orders for New Family of Ajax Multi-Role Armored Vehicles in 2018-2019
12.3.4 Germany Modernization Programs for Naval, Airborne, and Land Fleets
12.3.5 Italy High Procurement Spending in 2019 is Expected to Drive the Market in Italy
12.3.6 Spain Three Military Modernization Programs Planned Until 2032
12.3.7 Poland Multi-Billion Military Modernization Program by Poland
12.4 Asia Pacific
12.4.1 China Major Expansions in Navy and Air Force Are Driving the Market in China
12.4.2 India Five-Year Modernization Plan for Its Armed Forces is Driving the Market in India
12.4.3 Japan Increased Funding for the Acquisition of New Combat Aircraft
12.4.4 South Korea Estimated Multi-Billion Spending on Arms Purchase for Troops in 2020
12.4.5 Australia Procurement of New Military Platforms from 2020 to 2028
12.5 Middle East
12.5.1 Saudi Arabia Multi-Billion Contracts with the Us Drive the Tactical Optics Market in Saudi Arabia
12.5.2 Turkey Substantial Rise in Military Spending in 2018
12.5.3 Israel Ongoing Procurement of Armored Vehicles and Combat Aircraft to Drive the Market in Israel
12.6 South America
12.6.1 Brazil Short and Medium-Term Investments to Modernize Armed Forces in Brazil
12.6.2 Mexico Procurement of Armored Vehicles and Weapons for Soldiers

13 Competitive Landscape - Tier 1 Companies
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Competitive Analysis
13.3 Market Ranking Analysis, 2019
13.4 Competitive Leadership Mapping
13.4.1 Visionary Leaders
13.4.2 Innovators
13.4.3 Dynamic Differentiators
13.4.4 Emerging Companies
13.5 Strength of Product Portfolio
13.6 Business Strategy Excellence
13.7 Competitive Scenario
13.7.1 Contracts
13.7.2 New Product Developments
13.7.3 Acquisitions

14 Competitive Landscape - Tier 2 & 3 Companies
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Competitive Analysis
14.3 Market Ranking Analysis, 2019
14.4 Competitive Leadership Mapping
14.4.1 Visionary Leaders
14.4.2 Innovators
14.4.3 Dynamic Differentiators
14.4.4 Emerging Companies
14.5 Strength of Product Portfolio
14.6 Business Strategy Excellence
14.7 Competitive Scenario
14.7.1 Contracts
14.7.2 New Product Launches
14.7.3 Acquisitions and Partnerships

15 Company Profiles
15.1 Leonardo S.p.A.
15.2 BAE Systems, PLC
15.3 Elbit Systems Ltd.
15.4 Kongsberg Gruppen As
15.5 L3Harris Technologies
15.6 Lockheed Martin Corporation
15.7 Northrop Grumman Corporation
15.8 Raytheon Company
15.9 Thales Group
15.10 Saab Ab
15.11 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
15.12 Flir Systems, Inc.
15.13 Israel Aerospace Industries
15.14 Wuhan Joho Technology Co. Ltd.
15.15 Aimpoint
15.16 ATN Corporation
15.17 Bushnell Corporation
15.18 Burris Company, Inc.
15.19 Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
15.20 Nightforce Optics
15.21 Sig Sauer, Inc.
15.22 Sightmark
15.23 Trijicon Inc.
15.24 Vortex Optics

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