Air Vice Mshl Faaiz Amir (Retd)

VC Air University, Islamabad


Time: March 3, 2020
Location: Serena Hotel, Islamabad
Event Type: Conference
Organized By: Team CASS

About Speaker

Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Faaiz Amir has served in Pakistan Air Force for over 35 years. He has been a distinguished professional of PAF and commanded the prestigious Combat Commanders School of Pakistan Air Force. He also served as commandant of the National Security College of National Defence University (NDU). He possesses high command and management skills along with the advanced academic background. AVM (R) Faaiz Amir in determined to carry forward the mission of quality education at Air University and to work for the well-being of employees. He emphasized on teaching quality, advanced research, professional dedication and well-coordinated teamwork to thrive in academia for earning highest ranking among the national and international universities.


TOPIC OF SPEECH: The Role of Aerospace Power in Future Wars

“Aerospace sector is one of the major beneficiaries of technological innovations. Driven by a fiercely competitive civil and military requirement, industrially advanced countries continue to pursue aerospace programme through public-private partnerships. While civil utilization of aerospace for agriculture, education natural sciences etc. contributes towards economic development, the military use of aerospace with ever expanding role of aircraft, ballistic missiles, satellites, anti-satellite systems and Laser / directed energy weapons etc. presents multiple employment options, as well as unforeseen challenges. Aerospace power can substantiate deterrence, compellence, denial, coercion, and decapitation strategies. Advanced warfare studies reveal that it would not be possible to influence future conflicts without the use of aerospace assets. The session aims to present future developments in the aviation sector and discuss implications of utilizing aerospace as a novel warfare domain. Recommendations for investing and employing future aerospace assets by developing countries would also be presented”. Following key questions are pertinent:

  • How are technological advancements shaping the future of aerospace sector?
  • What are the implications of utilizing aerospace assets as a pre-eminent warfare tool?
  • What are the dangers associated with militarization of space and how can they be minimized?
  • How can the industrially developing countries like Pakistan develop their indigenous aerospace programme for economic benefits and self defence?