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Global Military Heads-up Display (HUD) Market 2017-2021

About Military Heads-up Display (HUD)

HUD systems use a transparent display screen that is placed above the aircraft controls at the pilot’s head level. The required mission information is displayed on the transparent screen so that the display is overlaid on the pilot’s normal cockpit view. This allows pilots to keep their heads up and their eye sights along the flight trajectory, even while looking at the information displayed on the HUDs. As pilots need not have to repeatedly change his/her line of sight between display panels and flight trajectory, HUD has reduced the operator’s reaction time and enhanced their split-second decision-making capability.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global military heads-up display (HUD) market to grow at a CAGR of 9.6% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Military Heads-up Display (HUD) Market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers new developments, procurements, and installations.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Military Heads-up Display (HUD) Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BAE Systems
  • Elbit Systems
  • Honeywell International
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Saab
Other prominent vendors
  • Dassault Aviation
  • Esterline Technologies
  • Thales Group
Market driver
  • Enhancement in situational awareness with integration of night vision in HUDs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Visual clutter on HUDs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of DLE technology for HUDs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Military Heads-up Display (HUD) Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global military heads-up display (HUD) market: BAE Systems, Elbit Systems, Honeywell International, Rockwell Collins, and Saab.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Dassault Aviation, Esterline Technologies, and Thales Group.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is emergence of DLE technology for HUDs. HUDs are becoming a fundamental part of almost all military programs, including those for military platforms like vehicles and aircraft and wearable gears for dismounted soldiers. The traditional HUD designs incorporate many heavy, degradable, and maintenance-intensive components that increase the complexities of military programs.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is enhancement in situational awareness with integration of night vision in HUDs. The integration of night vision technologies in HUDs provide operators with enhanced situational awareness. Night vision HUD systems use infrared sensors, which are built into the military platforms or a soldier’s wearable gear, and synchronize the image from the sensors onto the HUD. This integration overlays the imagery from thermal infrared sensors onto the transparent screen of a HUD to provide operators with a monochromatic and illuminated view of the surroundings.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is visual clutter on HUDs. HUDs change the way operators see their surroundings based on the visual imagery and information displayed on the HUDs. As HUDs are placed along the line of sight of their operators, the displayed imagery and information gets overlaid into the view of the surroundings. Therefore, one of the biggest challenges of designing and using HUDs is to find the balance between giving operators the maximum information they need for a mission success without obscuring their vision of the mission environment.

Companies Mentioned

BAE Systems, Elbit Systems, Honeywell International, Rockwell Collins, Saab, Dassault Aviation, Esterline Technologies, and Thales Group.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
    • Key buying criteria
      • Table Key buying criteria of HUD display
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global military HUD market segmentation
      • Table Components of an HUD system
      • Table Global military HUD market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Key takeaways
      • Table Key takeaways of global military HUD market
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product segment
    • Global military HUD market segmentation by product segment
      • Table Global military HUD market segmentation by product segment 2016 and 2021 (%)
      • Table Global military HUD market segmentation by product segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global platform-based military HUD market
      • Table Global platform-based military HUD market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global wearable military HUD market
      • Table Global wearable military HUD market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global military HUD market segmentation by geography
      • Table Military HUD market segmentation by geography 2016 and 2021 (%)
      • Table Military HUD market segmentation by geography 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Military HUD market in Americas
      • Table Military HUD market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Military HUD market in EMEA
      • Table Military HUD market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Military HUD market in APAC
      • Table Military HUD market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Features of advanced helmet-mounted HUD systems
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emergence of DLE technology for HUDs
    • Innovation in optical waveguide technology for HUDs
    • Development of HUDs for underwater diving helmets
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key competitors in global military HUD market
    • BAE Systems
      • Table BAE Systems: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
      • Table BAE Systems: Key products
    • Elbit Systems
      • Table Elbit Systems: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
      • Table Elbit Systems: Key products
    • Honeywell International
      • Table Honeywell International: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
      • Table Honeywell: Key products
    • Rockwell Collins
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Key products
    • Saab
      • Table Saab: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
      • Table Saab: Key products
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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