Military Thermal Weapon Sight Market To Reach USD 1.9 Billion By 2032 | DataHorizzon Research


The military thermal weapon sight market size was valued at USD 1.2 Billion in 2023 and is expected to reach a market size of USD 1.9 Billion by 2032 at a CAGR of 5.8%.

Fort Collins, Colorado, May 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

The rising need for precision targeting and geopolitical tensions have encouraged the demand for thermal weapon sight.


The rise in demand for thermal weapon sights aligns with the evolving landscape of modern warfare, where precision targeting and enhanced situational awareness are critical for military operations. The technology’s ability to provide clear visibility in various environments, including low light and adverse weather conditions, significantly improves soldiers’ effectiveness in the field.

As indicated by the U.S. Department of Defense’s budget request, the increase in the procurement of thermal imaging systems underscores the prioritization of advanced targeting and surveillance capabilities. This investment reflects the military’s recognition of the importance of staying ahead in technological advancements to maintain a competitive edge in conflicts and security challenges.  Geopolitical tensions and ongoing conflicts worldwide further drive the need for advanced military technologies, including thermal weapon sights.

Overall, the growth of the military thermal weapon sight market reflects the increasing reliance on advanced technologies to address the complexities of modern warfare and maintain military superiority. 

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Segmentation Overview:

The military thermal weapon sight market has been segmented into product type, application, and region.

Army is the leading application segment in the forecast period.

  • Based on the market segmentation by application, the army segment dominated the military thermal weapon sight market, accounting for the largest share. The army’s extensive use of thermal weapon sights in infantry operations, border surveillance, and counter-terrorism missions has been a critical factor driving the segment growth.

The gun-based thermal weapon sight segment accounted for a significant share in 2023

  • Based on the market segmentation by product type, the gun-based thermal weapon sight segment held the largest market share due to its widespread adoption by infantry soldiers and special force units. Gun-based thermal weapon sights offer enhanced target acquisition and improved situational awareness, enabling soldiers to engage targets effectively in various combat scenarios.  

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Military Thermal Weapon Sight Market Report Highlights:

  • The military thermal weapon sight market growth is anticipated at a CAGR of 5.8% by 2032.
  • The rise in demand for surveillance and targeting encourages industry growth.
  • The Asia-Pacific regional market is expected to witness the fastest growth in the near future, owing to the rise in defense budgets and the increasing adoption of advanced thermal imaging technologies by military forces.
  • Some prominent players in the military thermal weapon sight market report include BAE Systems, Raytheon Technologies, Leonardo DRS, FLIR Systems (now part of Teledyne Technologies), Thales Group, Safran, Elbit Systems, L3Harris Technologies, Thermoteknix Systems Ltd., Excelitas Technologies Corp., Aselsan A.Ş., and Hensoldt AG. 

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