Image Intensifier Tube Market Size & Share | Global Analysis 2028

Image Intensifier Tube Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Generation (Generation 1, Generation 2, and Generation 3) and End User (Military, Healthcare and Biotech, and Others)

Publication Month : Dec 2022

  • Report Code : TIPRE00010542
  • Category : Electronics and Semiconductor
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 143
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The image intensifier tube market is expected to grow from US$ 1,010.94 million in 2022 to US$ 1,387.54 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2022 to 2028.

The demand for image intensifier tubes is increasing with the procurement of high-speed camera systems such as HiCATT (i.e., high-speed intensified camera attachment). Such instruments are utilized to capture the images in moving conditions. For example, combustion research demands capturing each stage of combustion inside any chamber; this application requires high-speed imaging systems. Image intensifier tubes enable the enhancement of the quality of captured images, along with high-resolution output, in such high-speed imaging applications. Moreover, image intensification systems help collect images for super slow-motion combustion research in the automotive industry. Several companies and organizations have constantly been working on developing efficient and low-emission combustion technologies, which continues to generate the demand for more advanced image intensifier products for combustion research applications. Thus, the increasing demand for varying-speed (high, low, and ultra-speed) imaging systems is one of the major trends catalyzing the image intensifier tube market growth.

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Image Intensifier Tube Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 1,010.94 Million in 2022
Market Size Value byUS$ 1,387.54 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 5.4% from 2022 to 2028
Forecast Period2022-2028
Base Year2022
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on SAM Image Intensifier Tube Market Growth


The South America image intensifier tube market is mainly driven by the presence of international image intensifier tube manufacturing companies across the region that sell their respective products through partnered distributors across different countries of the region. The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the economic condition of the countries across the region, leading to a decline in the spending on image intensifier tube systems by users across the region. Moreover, countries such as Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia witnessed a decline of approximately 24.38%, 9.63%, and 6.03%, respectively, in their respective military budgets in 2020. This led to a reduction in the investments for the procurement of military optronic systems and a decline in the number of contracts for image intensifier tubes across the region. Further, distributors of image intensifier tube systems across South America witnessed a huge disruption in the overall supply chain. As a result, the region witnessed delays in delivering image intensifier tube systems as the international import and export operations were temporarily discontinued worldwide due to the shutdown of cross-border operations. This hampered the image intensifier tube market growth across the region during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Market Insights – Image Intensifier Tube Market 

Significant Investment in Military in SAM Region

Over the years, countries in South America have experienced a rise in the adoption of technologically advanced military equipment to enhance their military capabilities. Government bodies across countries such as Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru have increased their military spending over the years. According to SIPRI, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru spent 3.28%, 5.90%, 9.57%, and 4.49%, respectively, toward their military in 2021. This rise in military spending in the countries mentioned above has propelled the demand for image intensifier tubes from the region's military sector over the forecast period.

Countries in South America have experienced a rise in investment in the healthcare sector to enhance their medical infrastructure. According to the Brazilian Association of Medical, Dental, Hospital and Laboratory Equipment Industries (ABIMO), there are more than 400 medical and dental device manufacturers in Sao Paulo, Brazil. These companies are engaged in developing advanced products such as spectroscopy machines and c-Arm machines integrated with image intensifiers to enhance the efficiency of the systems. These factors are propelling the growth of the SAM image intensifier tube market.

End User-Based Insights – Image Intensifier Tube Market

Based on end user, the image intensifier tube market is segmented into military, healthcare and biotech, and others. The military segment accounted for the largest image intensifier tube market share in 2021. An image intensifier tube increases the intensity of existing light through an optical system when there is low light to enable visuals of low processing elements such as fluorescence of materials to X-rays or gamma rays, or for conversion of non-visible light. The increasing military night operations worldwide, coupled with the constantly rising military expenditure to adopt advanced technologies for operational efficiencies, is contributing to the rise in the adoption of image intensifier tubes. In January 2020, the US Air Force awarded a contract to L3 Harris Technologies to supply high-performance image-intensifier tubes for upgrading their night vision for HH-60 Pave Hawk special operations helicopter. Similarly, in July 2021, the British Army awarded a contract to PHOTONIS to supply 4G 16 mm black & white image intensifier tubes to enhance their night operations. Thus, the rise in the demand for image intensifier tubes across the military sector is contributing to the global image intensifier tube market growth.

The image intensifier tube market size is segmented based on generation, end user, and geography. Based on generation, the image intensifier tube market is segmented into generation 1, generation 2, and generation 3. Based on end user, the market is categorized into military, healthcare and biotech, and others. Based on geography, the image intensifier tube market size is primarily segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), the Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South America. In 2021, North America held the largest share of the image intensifier tube market and is expected to retain its dominance during the forecast period.

Bel Optronics Devices Ltd, ASELSAN AS, Harder Digital Ingenieur-und Industriegesellschaft mbH, Canon Electron Tubes & Devices Co Ltd, L3Harris Technologies Inc, Newcon International Ltd, Photek Ltd, Photonis Technologies SAS, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Hakuto Taiwan Ltd), and Elbit Systems Ltd. are among the key image intensifier tube market players. 

The image intensifier tube market players focus on developing advanced and efficient systems.

  • In 2021, Photek added to Tibidabo’s portfolio of scientific imaging solutions and granted the company access to complementary markets. Its products support applications in high-energy physics, defense, chemistry, bioluminescence, space science, and biological inspection. 90% of Photek's sales are made to customers abroad.
  • In October 2021, Photonis released iNocturn, a superior intensified camera that combines the strengths of a sensitive low-light camera with an image intensifier tube. By providing consumers with a special combination of ultra-sensitivity, high framerate, high-QE photodetectors, and nanosecond gating, Photonis aims to solve the issues in industrial monitoring, machine vision, and scientific sectors with iNocturn.
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Generation, and End User

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the estimated global market size for the image intensifier tube market in 2022?

The global image intensifier tube market is anticipated to be valued at US$ 1,010.94 Mn in 2022.

What are the driving factors impacting the global image intensifier tube market?

The key driving factors impacting image intensifier tube market growth includes:
1. Increase in Contracts for Procurement and Advancement of Night Vision Systems
2. Rising Demand for X-Ray Machines

Which are the key players holding the major market share of image intensifier tube market?

The key players of image intensifier tube market are encompassed with Bel Optronics Devices Ltd, ASELSAN AS, Harder Digital Ingenieur-und Industriegesellschaft mbH, Canon Electron Tubes & Devices Co Ltd, L3Harris Technologies Inc, Newcon International Ltd, Photek Ltd, Photonis Technologies SAS, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Hakuto Taiwan Ltd), and Elbit Systems Ltd.

Which is the fastest growing regional market during the forecast period?

APAC is the fastest-growing regional market in the global image intensifier tube market between 2022-2030.

Which countries are registering a high growth rate during the forecast period?

US, UK, China, Rest of MEA, and Brazil are the countries registering high growth rate during the forecast period.

Which is the leading generation segment in the image intensifier tube market?

The generation 1 segment led the global image intensifier tube market in 2021.

The List of Companies - Image Intensifier Tube Market

  1. Bel Optronics Devices Ltd
  3. Harder Digital Ingenieur-und Industriegesellschaft mbH
  4. Canon Electron Tubes & Devices Co Ltd
  5. L3Harris Technologies Inc
  6. Newcon International Ltd
  7. Photek Ltd
  8. Photonis Technologies SAS
  9. Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Hakuto Taiwan Ltd)
  10. Elbit Systems Ltd.

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