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Global Thermal Imaging Scopes Market by Type (Un-Cooled Thermal Imaging, Cryogenically Cooled Thermal Imaging), By Application (Military, Hunting, Entertainment, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Thermal Imaging Scopes Market by Type (Un-Cooled Thermal Imaging, Cryogenically Cooled Thermal Imaging), By Application (Military, Hunting, Entertainment, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 158462 3300 Machinery & Equipment 377 249 Pages 4.6 (37)

Market Overview:

The global thermal imaging scopes market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for thermal imaging scopes for military, hunting, and entertainment applications. Additionally, the growing demand for uncooled thermal imaging scopes is also contributing to the growth of this market. However, factors such as high cost and lack of awareness about thermal imaging technology are restraining the growth of this market. On the basis of type, the global thermal imaging scope market can be segmented into un-cooled Thermal Imaging and cryogenically cooled Thermal Imaging.

Global Thermal Imaging Scopes Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A thermal imaging scope is a device that detects the radiation emitted from objects, and creates an image of that object based on the temperature of its surface. Thermal imaging scopes are often used by law enforcement or military personnel to detect people or vehicles that are hiding in darkness. They can also be used to identify heat sources, such as fires.

Un-Cooled Thermal Imaging:

Un-cooled thermal imaging is a new term in the market and it means non-contact or non-radiation based thermal imaging. In other words, it does not use any kind of heat source to generate image. It uses only the infrared radiation coming from object to get an image of temperature contrast.

Cryogenically Cooled Thermal Imaging:

Cryogenically cooled thermal imaging and it’s usage in thermal imaging scopes market is a technology that was first developed by the U.S. Air Force for military applications, but has since been commercialized for use in other fields such as medicine, science research, forensics investigation and many more.

Application Insights:

The military application segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2017. The use of thermal imagers by defense agencies to detect and track enemy movements is expected to drive the demand over the forecast period. Furthermore, increased adoption of thermal imaging scopes by countries such as Russia, China and North Korea for surveillance purposes is expected to impact market growth negatively. However, other applications such as hunting are likely to witness steady growth owing to increasing popularity of outdoor activities among individuals from developed countries including U.S., Canada and France.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in 2017 owing to high demand for thermal imaging devices from the U.S. defense and law enforcement agencies, which is likely to drive regional growth over the forecast period. The European region accounted for a significant share of revenue in 2017 owing to high demand from countries such as Russia, France, and Italy among others.

The growing popularity of outdoor recreational activities has led China towards developing several national parks with better facilities for tourists along with increased safety measures against any criminal activity or natural calamities like earthquakes or floods etc.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for thermal imaging scopes in the defense sector as they offer superior image quality and detection capabilities in low-light and adverse weather conditions.
  • Growing adoption of thermal imaging scopes for security and surveillance applications in commercial sectors such as airports, seaports, stadiums, etc.
  • Rising demand for thermal imaging scopes from law enforcement agencies to detect illegal activities such as drug trafficking and smuggling.
  • Increasing use of thermal imaging scopes by hunters and wildlife enthusiasts to track animals during hunting expeditions at night or in dense forests/jungles where visibility is poor.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Research Report

By Type

Un-Cooled Thermal Imaging, Cryogenically Cooled Thermal Imaging

By Application

Military, Hunting, Entertainment, Others

By Companies

FLIR Systems, ATN, Meprolight, Sig Sauer, Yukon Advanced Optics, Armasigh, EOTech, Night Optics, Luna Optics, Trijicon Electro Optics

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Report Segments:

The global Thermal Imaging Scopes market is segmented on the basis of:


Un-Cooled Thermal Imaging, Cryogenically Cooled Thermal Imaging

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Military, Hunting, Entertainment, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. FLIR Systems
  2. ATN
  3. Meprolight
  4. Sig Sauer
  5. Yukon Advanced Optics
  6. Armasigh
  7. EOTech
  8. Night Optics
  9. Luna Optics
  10. Trijicon Electro Optics

Global Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Overview

Highlights of The Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Un-Cooled Thermal Imaging
    2. Cryogenically Cooled Thermal Imaging
  1. By Application:

    1. Military
    2. Hunting
    3. Entertainment
    4. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Thermal Imaging Scopes Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Statistics

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  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Thermal imaging scopes are devices that allow a person to see objects in the dark by detecting heat signatures. They can be used for security purposes, such as detecting people or objects in a building, or for medical purposes, such as diagnosing conditions like cancer.

Some of the key players operating in the thermal imaging scopes market are FLIR Systems, ATN, Meprolight, Sig Sauer, Yukon Advanced Optics, Armasigh, EOTech, Night Optics, Luna Optics, Trijicon Electro Optics.

The thermal imaging scopes market is expected to register a CAGR of 6.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Thermal Imaging Scopes Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Un-Cooled Thermal Imaging
      5.3.2. Cryogenically Cooled Thermal Imaging
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Military
      6.3.2. Hunting
      6.3.3. Entertainment
      6.3.4. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Thermal Imaging Scopes Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Military
      9.4.2. Hunting
      9.4.3. Entertainment
      9.4.4. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Un-Cooled Thermal Imaging
      9.7.2. Cryogenically Cooled Thermal Imaging
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Thermal Imaging Scopes Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Military
      10.4.2. Hunting
      10.4.3. Entertainment
      10.4.4. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Un-Cooled Thermal Imaging
      10.7.2. Cryogenically Cooled Thermal Imaging
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Thermal Imaging Scopes Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Military
      11.4.2. Hunting
      11.4.3. Entertainment
      11.4.4. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Un-Cooled Thermal Imaging
      11.7.2. Cryogenically Cooled Thermal Imaging
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analyis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Thermal Imaging Scopes Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Military
      12.4.2. Hunting
      12.4.3. Entertainment
      12.4.4. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Un-Cooled Thermal Imaging
      12.7.2. Cryogenically Cooled Thermal Imaging
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Thermal Imaging Scopes Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Military
      13.4.2. Hunting
      13.4.3. Entertainment
      13.4.4. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Thermal Imaging Scopes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Un-Cooled Thermal Imaging
      13.7.2. Cryogenically Cooled Thermal Imaging
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Thermal Imaging Scopes Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Thermal Imaging Scopes Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Thermal Imaging Scopes Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Thermal Imaging Scopes Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. FLIR Systems Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. ATN Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Meprolight Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Sig Sauer Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Yukon Advanced Optics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Armasigh Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. EOTech Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Night Optics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Luna Optics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Trijicon Electro Optics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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