The night vision device market was valued at USD 5.07 Billion in 2015, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2015 to 2020, to reach USD 7.73 Billion by 2020. Night vision devices have been used from the time of World Wars, as they help in high speed imaging and have the ability to detect objects at a long distance. The report aims at estimating the market size and future growth potential of night vision device market across different segments such as device, technology, application and geography. The base year considered for the study is 2014, and the market size is forecast from 2015 to 2020. The increasing military expenditure, along with rising need for technologically advanced night vision devices is driving the growth of the market.
Night vision device plays a key role in the military segment
Military segment is expected to have a large market share due to the increasing arm conflicts and modernization programs worldwide. Surveillance segment is expected to grow at a high CAGR, followed by military segment, as the devices are used on a large-scale to facilitate tracing of unwanted or suspicious movements of humans or vehicles at night.
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Global night camera segment accounts for a large share in the market
Night vision camera segment accounted for a large share in the global night vision device market in 2015. The night vision goggle segment is expected to grow at the second highest CAGR, owing to the increasing demand from the military and defense sector.
North America expected to contribute a large market share, APAC to grow at a rapid rate
North America is expected to have a large market share from 2015 to 2020, due to the presence of large number of vendors. APAC offers potential growth opportunities, as there is a constant upgradation in technology as well as an increase in the use of night vision devices for civil and commercial applications.