Airborne Optronics Market Report Scope & Overview:

The Airborne Optronics Market Size was valued at USD 2.42 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 6.37 billion by 2030 with a growing CAGR of 12.9% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

When aircraft fly at their maximum speed, they quickly pass through any harsh terrains, glaciers, lake bodies, and so on. The electronic system that analyses geography is under a complicated and fast-moving strain. These massive data streams must be stored, examined, and processed. The sensor must process more data as the aircraft goes faster. These processed data must be provided to the Pilots in order for them to be aware of the external situation. This will make them aware, and they will be able to act properly. Airborne Optronics encompasses the design and maintenance of sensors and systems for both manned and unmanned aircraft. Airborne Optronics is beneficial in the following areas: Striking the opponent precisely, Missile Detection and Environment Interpretation.

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Because of the rapid development of new technology, the automobile sector is expected to undergo a few structural changes in the near future. Artificial intelligence and machine learning will dramatically improve robotic efficiency, accuracy, and consistency in the manufacturing process. Level 2 automation, which includes active safety systems and driver assistance, enables OEMs to offer appealing features while increasing revenue growth. However, the full-fledged deployment of level 4 autonomous vehicles is projected to be delayed further as the technology matures and people embrace it.



  • Modernizations

  • Enhancement of technology

  • Electro-optics systems


  • Skilled labour

  • AI based technology enhancement


  • Growing urban air mobility



COVID-19 is a global public health crisis that has damaged practically every firm, and the long-term consequences are projected to have an impact on industry growth during the forecast period. Our ongoing research broadens our research technique to encompass core COVID-19 concerns and next actions. The study sheds light on COVID-19 by taking into account changes in consumer behaviour and demand, purchasing patterns, supply chain re-routing, the dynamics of modern market forces, and significant government efforts. Based on the COVID-19 market effect, the updated study includes insights, analyses, estimations, and predictions.

The market is divided into Reconnaissance, Targeting, Search and Track, Surveillance, Warning/detection, and Others based on System. Surveillance has the largest market share among the divisions. This is due to an increase in the number of Small and Large UAVs utilized for ground assessment and information relay to the base. The videos are grabbed by the electro-optics and sent straight via GPS.

The market is divided into two categories based on technology: multispectral and hyperspectral. Multispectral has the largest market share of the two divisions. This is owing to its inexpensive cost, and it is the greatest fit for any Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

The market is divided into three applications: commercial, military, and space. Commercial purposes account for the majority of market share. This is owing to the numerous applications other than traditional military surveillance and reconnaissance. Drones used for commercial purposes have the most utility in determining soil status, facility surveys, land surveys, and so on.

The unmanned aerial vehicles sector is expected to develop at the fastest CAGR for the airborne optronics market during the forecast period, based on aircraft type. UAVs, often known as drones, are widely used in a variety of military duties such as border surveillance. They are also used for mapping, surveying, and determining local meteorological conditions. Certain remotely piloted unmanned aerial vehicles are intended to serve as loitering weapons for defence forces. These UAVs are outfitted with high-resolution cameras, electro-optics, and infrared systems that allow them to conduct surveillance and pinpoint the location of a target. Once located, the UAV is directed toward the target in order to destroy it.


By Aircraft Type

By System

  • Reconnaissance t

  • Targeting

  • Search and track

  • Surveillance

  • Warning/detection

  • Others

By Technology

  • Multispectral

  • Hyperspectral

By Application

  • Commercial

  • Military

  • Space

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North America is expected to be the largest market share of the Optronics aviation region at the time of forecasting. An important problem facing North America, which is leading the Optronics aviation market due to the rapid growth of the most developed optronics in the region. In North America, rising airline orders have encouraged airborne optronics manufacturers to increase their sales year after year. The growing demand for commercial aircraft and the presence of some of the leading players in the market, such as Northrop Grumman Corporation, FLIR System, Lockheed Martin, L3Harris Technologies, and Collins Aerospace., Is expected to boost the Optronics aviation market in North America. These players are focused on R&D to expand their product lines and utilize advanced systems, sub-systems, and other components of mobile optronics manufacturing.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The Major Players are FLIR System, L3Harris Technologies, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Thales Sa, Safran, Elbit Systems Ltd., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Leonardo Spa, Hensoldt Ag, Collins Aerospace and Other Players

L3Harris Technologies-Company Financial Analysis

Airborne Optronics Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 2.42 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 6.37 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 12.9% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Aircraft Type (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, Urban Air Mobility, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
• By System (Reconnaissance t, Targeting, Search and track, Surveillance, Warning/detection, Others)
• By Technology (Multispectral, Hyperspectral)
• By Application (Commercial, Military, Space)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles FLIR System, L3Harris Technologies, and Northrop Grumman Corporation, Thales Sa, Safran, Elbit Systems Ltd., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Leonardo Spa, Hensoldt Ag and Collins Aerospace.
DRIVERS • Modernizations
• Enhancement of technology
• Electro-optics systems
RESTRAINTS • Skilled labour
• AI based technology enhancement

Frequently Asked Questions

The growth rate of the Airborne Optronics Market is 12.9% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

The market size of the Airborne Optronics Market is expected to reach USD 6.37 billion by 2030.

The key players of the Airborne Optronics Market are FLIR System, L3Harris Technologies, and Northrop Grumman Corporation, Thales Sa, Safran, Elbit Systems Ltd., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Leonardo Spa, Hensoldt Ag and Collins Aerospace.

The Covid-19 pandemic impacted the Airborne Optronics Market significantly. The detailed analysis is included in the final report.

North America region dominated the Airborne Optronics Market.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia War

4.3 Impact of Ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis

8. Airborne Optronics Market Segmentation, By Aircraft Type

8.1 Fixed Wing

8.2 Rotary Wing

8.3 Urban Air Mobility

8.4 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

9. Airborne Optronics Market Segmentation, By System

9.1 Reconnaissance t

9.2 Targeting

9.3 Search and track

9.4 Surveillance

9.5 Warning/detection

9.6 Others

10. Airborne Optronics Market Segmentation, By Technology

10.1 Multispectral

10.2 Hyperspectral

11. Airborne Optronics Market Segmentation, By Application

11.1 Commercial

11.2 Military

11.3 Space

12. Regional Analysis

12.1 Introduction

12.2 North America

12.2.1 USA

12.2.2 Canada

12.2.3 Mexico

12.3 Europe

12.3.1 Germany

12.3.2 UK

12.3.3 France

12.3.4 Italy

12.3.5 Spain

12.3.6 The Netherlands

12.3.7 Rest of Europe

12.4 Asia-Pacific

12.4.1 Japan

12.4.2 South Korea

12.4.3 China

12.4.4 India

12.4.5 Australia

12.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

12.5 The Middle East & Africa

12.5.1 Israel

12.5.2 UAE

12.5.3 South Africa

12.5.4 Rest

12.6 Latin America

12.6.1 Brazil

12.6.2 Argentina

12.6.3 Rest of Latin America

13. Company Profiles

13.1 FLIR System

13.1.1 Financial

13.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

13.1.3 SWOT Analysis

13.1.4 The SNS view

13.2 Hensoldt Ag

13.3 Northrop Grumman Corporation

13.4 Elbit Systems Ltd.

13.5 L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

13.6 FLIR Systems Inc.

13.7 Thales SA Group

13.8 Leonardo Spa

13.9 Safran

13.10 Lockheed Martin Corporation

13.11 Collins Aerospace

14. Competitive Landscape

14.1 Competitive Benchmarking

14.2 Market Share Analysis

14.3 Recent Developments

15. Conclusion

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