Mid-IR sensors for the military represent a significant market segment. The military originally developed and is a significant user of mid-IR sensors. These have been useful to the military because they provide visibility and controls that are not otherwise available. The military uses mid-IR sensor devices to predict whether there is enemy fire aimed at and coming toward a particular target. The mid-IR sensor is able to provide early warning of a rocket or missile firing, detecting the initial flash from a far distance or from far away underwater. The market research study provides insight into market driving forces, assessment of market opportunities, market share analysis, and market forecasts.