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Technology Trends for Land-based Electronic Warfare Systems

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10/17/13 11:00 am to 10/17/13 12:00 pm EDT

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Market Research Webinar Series

Title: Technology Trends for Land-based Electronic Warfare Systems                                    

Date: October 17, 2013

Time: 8:00 AM PT/ 11:00 AM ET/ 3:00 PM UTC

Sponsor: Rohde & Schwarz

Abstract:

Strategy Analytics analysis points to a 27% drop in electronic warfare (EW) expenditure as a result of troop drawdowns in existing theatres, but this will not change the general trends towards asymmetric warfare and the challenge of dealing with IEDs will continue to proliferate as they become a common weapon of choice for criminal gangs to insurgencies to terrorists with global reach. Land-based EW systems are moving beyond jammers that simply barrage the environment with signals, but also block friendly communications, to selective and reactive jamming capabilities, combined with flexibility, power, modularity, and portability. This in turn will represent design challenges/opportunities for the next generation of land-based EW systems and components that will need to operate across wider bandwidths and higher frequencies as the signal environment continues to become more complex and congested. This webinar will look at the future outlook for land-based electronic warfare systems, in terms of market outlook and technology trends.

Presenter:

Asif Anwar, Director, Defense Technology Markets/GaAs and Compound Semiconductors

Asif 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 11 years, covering wireless networks, fiber optic networks, millimeter wave communications, radar, EW and optoelectronic applications. After over a decade of immersion in the field, Asif is an acknowledged expert and thought leader in the compound semiconductor industry.

Asif’s current focus at Strategy Analytics includes 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 ranging from AESA radar, satellite communications and COTS sourcing.

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.

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