The global electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems market size is expected to reach USD 20.36 billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.84% during the forecast period.

The Electro Optical Infrared (EO/IR) systems market is experiencing significant growth due to increasing demand from various sectors, including defense, aerospace, and commercial industries. These systems are used for a wide range of applications, including surveillance, target tracking, navigation, and search and rescue operations.

The EO/IR systems market is being driven by technological advancements in imaging sensors, increasing investments in military modernization programs, and rising demand for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other autonomous platforms. In addition, the market is benefiting from the growing need for situational awareness and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities in various operational scenarios.

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Competitive Landscape:

Contract Bagged by Elbit Systems to Accelerate Market Potential

Elbit Systems Ltd., an Israel-based international defense electronics company announced that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America LLC received a contract by Raytheon Company, a manufacturer and leader in weapons and military electronics for the U.S. defense, to deliver the Two-Color Laser System (TCLS) for the Multi-Spectral Targeting System. The agreement between Elbit Systems of America LLC and Raytheon Company will promote the electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems market revenue during the forecast owing to the Two-Color Laser System (TCLS) capabilities in airborne missions. For instance, TCLS is used in multiple military airborne platforms, including the next-generation targeting systems onboard unmanned aerial vehicles. Furthermore, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, Raanan Horowitz, said in a statement, “The Two-Color Laser System provides increased targeting accuracy and flexibility, minimizing the potential for collateral damage. These attributes are key to U.S. warfighters who depend on these systems for a successful mission.”

Nonetheless, the growing adoption of advanced sensors integrated systems for military applications will drive the electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems market share in the foreseeable. The rising demand for unmanned vehicles for detection and surveillance will perpetually support the growth of market.

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Regional Analysis:

Rising Emphasis on Border Security to Propel Market in Asia Pacific

The market in North America stood at USD 6.21 billion and is expected to grow rapidly in the forthcoming years owing to the presence of major players in the region. Asia Pacific is predicted to witness a high growth rate in the forthcoming years due to the rising military expenditure. The increasing border security will subsequently foster the growth of the market in the region. The increasing technological advancement in military electronics will facilitate growth in the region. The rising development and production of high-class military aircrafts and UAVs for military operations will favor healthy growth in Asia Pacific. The growing deals and agreements among players will consequently bode well for the market in Asia Pacific. For instance, Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was granteda deal of approximately $670 million contract to supply defense solutions to a country in Asia-Pacific. The contract will be performed over a 25-month period.

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