Asif Anwar

Asif Anwar

Asif Anwar is director of Strategy Analytics’ Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) Service. 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, electronic warfare (EW), and optoelectronic applications. Anwar’s current focus at Strategy Analytics includes supporting the defense industry across all segments — platform and systems integrators, subsystem suppliers, software vendors, and component and semiconductor technology providers. He regularly attends and speaks at conferences and webinars on topics ranging from AESA radar to satellite communications to COTS sourcing. Anwar is a member of the IEEE, including the AESS, MTT-S, and ComSoc societies. You can follow him at:

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ASIF ANWAR ARTICLES

  • Overcoming Spectrum Challenges For Radar, EW, And Communication Technologies
    Overcoming Spectrum Challenges For Radar, EW, And Communication Technologies

    Today’s sparse spectrum environment, dealing with a data tsunami across military and commercial applications, necessitates tighter requirements for improved spectrum management.

  • GaAs And GaN Capabilities On Display At Farnborough
    GaAs And GaN Capabilities On Display At Farnborough

    The UK was host to air shows recently with the annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and the biennial Farnborough International AirShow (FIA) 2014. I had the opportunity to attend a Lockheed Martin F-35/F-16 preview day held at RAF Fairford, the venue for RIAT, as well as taking a few days to attend FIA 2014.

  • Lockheed Martin Previews F-35 Lightning II "Fighter Of The Future"
    Lockheed Martin Previews F-35 Lightning II "Fighter Of The Future"

    The U.K. was host to air shows recently with the annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and the biennial Farnborough International AirShow (FIA) 2014. In this article, Asif Anwar from Strategy Analytics describes his experience at the Lockheed Martin F-35/F-16 preview day held at RAF Fairford, the venue for RIAT, and provides an overview of the new capabilities of each aircraft.

  • Military Radar Market To Drive Strong Demand For Electronic Components
    Military Radar Market To Drive Strong Demand For Electronic Components

    Strategy Analytics ADS service’s series of military radar forecasts outline global defense expenditure trends segmented on a regional basis before breaking out the expected spending on military radar incorporating systems, hardware, support, and related services across the land, air, and naval domains.

  • What Is The Future Of RF Technology For Electronic Warfare Systems?
    What Is The Future Of RF Technology For Electronic Warfare Systems?

    There are some common themes that span across electronic warfare (EW), radar, and communications that are going to underpin future system design. These include the ability to operate across wider bandwidths and at higher frequencies while generating suitable output power in the transmit chain or offering sufficient low noise capabilities in the receiver. Practical requirements related to portability, flexibility, and modularity also dictate design, and other considerations include cost and reliability.

  • Military Satellite Trends And Outlook: Part 2
    Military Satellite Trends And Outlook: Part 2

    This is the second part of a two-part guest column. Click here to read Part 1

    Military satellite technical advances include a move to smaller platforms. Small satellites provide a range of benefits in terms of smaller mass, rapid deployment time, lower cost, and utility. These advantages are being used by emerging nations as they enable faster penetration into space at lower cost. It is estimated that up to 62 nations have now launched satellites with an emphasis on smaller platforms. At the same time, traditional players are also starting to look at small satellites to leverage the flexibility and value-for-money offered to augment existing satellite systems.

  • Directed Energy Weapons Development
    Directed Energy Weapons Development

    Laser-based weapons are demonstrating their viability in counter-RAM and counter-UAV applications; high-power RF systems are finding a niche in non-lethal uses.

  • Military Satellite Trends And Outlook: Part 1
    Military Satellite Trends And Outlook: Part 1

    The use of space is increasing and becoming an essential component for infrastructure in communications, navigation and timing, agriculture and weather monitoring, and disaster relief efforts. From a military perspective, space assets provide necessary resources to support troops, including the provision of imagery, supporting communications, improving targeting, and conversely reducing collateral damage. As a force multiplier, space assets can provide advanced capabilities and compensate for reductions in other conventional assets. By Asif Anwar, Director, Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) Service, Strategy Analytics

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