Jun 6, 2023
The demand for EO/IR systems with imaging capabilities remains consistently high. However, there is an increasing need for these systems to be paired with effective countermeasures. This demand stems from the activities taking place in the Indo-Pacific Ocean region and the necessity to prepare against the advanced electronic warfare capabilities of China and Russia.
The integration of EO/IR systems with other technologies plays a vital role in assembling and combining their functionalities. Modern EO/IR systems require careful integration of emerging technologies such as communication and data links, data sharing, and data analytics. System integrators, who develop final systems, serve as the primary suppliers of EO/IR systems, working closely with major defense suppliers.
Component suppliers, including software developers, cloud integrators, and hardware component providers, act as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for these system integrators.
A comprehensive study conducted by Market Forecast titled "EO/IR Systems - Market and Technology Forecast to 2030" unveils the strategic approaches adopted by leading military forces regarding EO/IR systems and their procurement plans on a global scale. It also highlights the dynamics of the situational awareness business and the challenges faced by manufacturers when integrating advanced sensors and other technologies into existing EO/IR systems. It emphasizes the need for interoperable, open-source, modular, and point of need-based architecture for EO/IR systems.