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Global Night Vision Devices Market 2016-2020

About Night Vision Devices

Night vision devices collect the existing ambient light, including moonlight, starlight, or IR light, through the front lens. This light, which is made of photons, is converted to electrons by passing through a photocathode tube. The electrons are then amplified through a chemical and electrical process and thrown against a phosphorous screen that converts the electrons back to visible light, which the user sees through the eyepiece. The image is a clear, green-hued, amplified recreation of the scene. It is green because of the phosphorous screen, which converts light to green, as human eyes are more sensitive to green light than light of any other color.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global night vision devices market to grow at a CAGR of 5.22% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global night vision devices market for the period 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the shipment of night vision devices to the following end-user segments:

  • Military segment
  • Civil segment
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Night Vision Devices Market 2016-2020, 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
  • Armasight
  • ATN
  • BAE Systems
  • Elbit Systems
  • FLIR Systems
  • Harris
  • L-3 Communications
  • Meopta
  • Newcon Optik
  • Optix
  • Sofradir EC
  • Thales
Market driver
  • Continuous investment in military segment
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Adoption of thermal imaging devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Adoption of Snooperscope in smartphones
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Standard currency conversion rates
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Year of introduction of different generations of night vision technologies
      • Table Overview of global night vision devices market
  • Manufacturing process
    • Raw materials
    • Design
      • Table Construction of night vision devices
    • Manufacturing
    • Quality
    • Byproducts or waste
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global night vision devices market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global night vision devices market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global night vision devices market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Segmentation of global night vision devices market by product
      • Table Segmentation of global night vision devices market by product 2015
      • Table Segmentation of global night vision devices market by product 2020
      • Table Segmentation of global night vision devices market by product ($ billions)
    • Night vision goggles
      • Table Segmentation of global night vision devices market by night vision goggles ($ billions)
    • Night vision cameras
      • Table Global night vision devices market by night vision cameras ($ billions)
    • Night vision scopes
      • Table Global night vision devices market by night vision scopes ($ millions)
    • Others
      • Table Global night vision devices market by others ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Segmentation of global night vision devices market by enduser
      • Table Segmentation of global night vision devices market by end-user 2015
      • Table Segmentation of global night vision devices market by end-user 2020
      • Table Segmentation of global night vision devices market by end-user ($ billions)
    • Military segment
      • Table Night vision devices market in military segment ($ billions)
    • Civil segment
      • Table Night vision devices market in civil segment ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Segmentation of global night vision devices market by geography
      • Table Segmentation of global night vision devices market by geography 2015-2020 (% share)
      • Table Segmentation of global night vision devices market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table Night vision devices market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • EMEA
      • Table Night vision devices market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • APAC
      • Table Global night vision devices market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Buying criteria
    • Table Vendor selection parameters
  • Market drivers
    • Continuous investment in military segment
      • Table US budget and procurement expenses 2014-2016 ($ billions)
      • Table Annual defense budget for military spending 2015 ($ billions)
    • Night vision devices are less expensive compared to thermal imaging devices
      • Table ASP comparison of night vision devices and thermal imaging by product
    • Growing number of wildlife photographers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Adoption of thermal imaging devices
    • Ban on hunting
    • Government regulations on use of night vision devices
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Use of graphene for night vision devices
    • Adoption of Snooperscope in smartphones
    • Growing popularity of night vision system in automotive sector
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Vendor analysis
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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