Global Naval EO/IR CONOPs Evolutions and Use Cases Research 2021: Future Expectations that will be Required by Navies

Dublin, Jan. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Naval EO/IR CONOPs Evolutions and Use Cases - 2021" report has been added to's offering.

This report covers the major trends and restraints experienced across the market. Importantly, the changing concepts of EO/IR systems and the future expectations that will be required by navies are explored in detail within this report.

A key aspect that is considered in the changing requirements of the EO/IR market is the technological developments that are underway, with an analysis of their technological readiness and with current examples provided. Three major growth opportunities for companies to pursue are identified as follows: data processing capabilities, extended support to cater to operators with limited budgets, and image processing to enable information extraction in degraded environments.

The naval EO/IR domain will continue to grow and evolve, with countries implementing naval modernization and forcing expansion programs as global tensions rise and as neglected fleets reach their expected end-of-life dates. The need for modern and more capable multi-role fleets comes as European and North American navies become involved within the Arctic Arms Race and as trade fleets require greater protection from growing piracy and actions from Iran.

The threat of Chinese expansionism because of more frequent airspace violations and a rapidly increasing fleet drives the US requirement to develop a larger fleet that can operate within littoral environments, in addition to creating a resurgence of submarine programs across the Asia-Pacific region.

Some of the main trends seen within the EO/IR market include the merging of different sensor types into a single package; digitization and sensor fusion; hyperspectral and multispectral sensing; and a continual need for reduced size, weight, and power (SWaP) properties of systems.

Traditionally, separate EO/IR systems will merge into single packages to increase efficiency. This trend has been mainly in the air domain but has increasingly been adopted by the naval domain. Increased automation has been driving this trend, based on improvements to artificial intelligence and a decrease in the SWaP of sensors.

EO/IR sensors continue to be digitized and fused into singular packages. As the amount of sensors on a package increase, the volume of data needing to be analyzed will grow as well, thus leading to the higher requirement for artificial intelligence and Big Data technologies to be incorporated into packages to automate and enhance data analysis.

Hyperspectral and multispectral sensing will likely be highly sought after within the naval domain, where the capability will drastically improve operations in littoral and high sea state environments.

Key Topics Covered:

Strategic Imperatives

  • Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
  • The Strategic Imperative
  • The Impact of the Top Three Strategic Imperatives on Naval EO/IR
  • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine

Growth Environment

  • Market Overview
  • Trends Impacting Demand
  • Restraints Impacting Demand
  • Capability Impact - Evolving Technologies

Research Scope and Methodology

  • Research Scope
  • Segmentation

General Trends

  • Geopolitical Analysis
  • Geopolitical Threat Analysis
  • General Trends in the Naval EO/IR Market
  • Economic Situation/COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Impact on Defense
  • COVID-19 Impact on Defense Spending

Growth Opportunities Analysis

  • Growth Drivers in the Naval EO/IR Market
  • Growth Restraints in the Naval EO/IR Market

Naval EO/IR Evolution

  • Evolving Naval EO/IR Concepts
  • Naval Operations
  • Ship Classifications
  • Naval Formations
  • Naval EO/IR Functionality and Current State
  • Current Naval EO/IR Concepts
  • Future Concepts of Naval EO/IR


  • Technologies Analysis
  • Strategic Conclusions - Global

Growth Opportunity Universe

  • Growth Opportunity 1: Data Processing Capabilities
  • Growth Opportunity 2: Extended Support to Cater to Operators with Limited Budgets
  • Growth Opportunity 3: Image Processing to Enable Information Extraction in Degraded Environments


  • Additional Sources of Information on Naval C2
  • Abbreviations

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