Countering the UAS Challenge
June 28, 2017
8am PT/ 11am ET
The success of unmanned aerial systems in providing real-time information to military commanders has contributed to both mission effectiveness and in protecting personnel. Despite budgetary pressures, an expansion of the mission envelopes will help drive continued demand for UAS platforms. However, the expansion of commercial UAS use brings a disruptive potential, intentional or otherwise, as well their implementation in the asymmetric threat arsenal. Combatting these potential threats will require a new front in electromagnetic spectrum operations using a combination of radar and electronic warfare, potentially in conjunction with other emerging military system technologies.
Asif Anwar has a career that spans both engineering and marketing roles in the metals, minerals and electronics industries. He has been providing insights and analysis in the advanced electronics markets for over 15 years, covering radar, electronic warfare, military communications as well as commercial market applications.
Asif's current focus at Strategy Analytics is on supporting the defense industry across all the different segments, from platform and systems integrators, sub-system suppliers, software vendors and component and semiconductor technology providers. He regularly attends and speaks at external conferences and webinars on topics including global defense spending trends, military radar, satellite communications and other areas germane to the military sector, as well as being an acknowledged expert and thought leader in the compound semiconductor industry. He graduated from the University of Teesside, UK in 1993 with a B.Eng Honours degree in Chemical Engineering, before doing Ph.D research on fatty acids. Asif is a member of the IEEE (including AESS, MTTS and ComSoc) as well as the IChemE.