Graham Warwick

Graham
Warwick
Technology Managing Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense. 

 

Born and educated in Scotland, he graduated in aeronautical engineering and worked in advanced design at Hawker Siddeley Aviation in the U.K. before becoming an aerospace journalist. Before joining Aviation Week in April 2008, he spent almost 30 years with weekly aerospace news magazine Flight International, most recently as Americas Editor based in the U.S. 

 

Graham is a winner of the Decade of Excellence award for aviation journalism, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

 

In 2013 the Jesse H. Neal award for Best Technical Content was awarded to Graham Warwick and Guy Norris for their Advanced Propulsion feature.

Articles
Agricultural UAS Market Bought Into By Air Tractor 
Agricultural aviation is a market expected to be affected more significantly that most by growing use of unmanned aircraft for task ranging from aerial mapping to crop spraying.
Commercial Ambition Part of Darpa XS-1 Spaceplane Plan 
Darpa’s new competition to build and fly the XS-1 experimental spaceplane requires bidders to submit a plan to transition the vehicle to a commercial business model.
Canada Updates Procurement Plans, Prioritizes Fighters 
Approval to begin the definition phase of the Future Fighter Capability program is scheduled for 2017, leading to a request for proposals in 2017-19 and contract award in 2018-20.
Raytheon To Flight Test Video SAR Sensor For Gunships 
Flight tests of an extremely high frequency through-weather targeting sensor developed by Raytheon are planned for late this year under Darpa’s Video Synthetic Aperture Radar program
Coating Protects U.K. Carrier Decks From F-35 Exhaust 
Flight decks of the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers are to be protected from damage by the exhaust from Lockheed Martin F-35Bs using a U.K.-developed metal coating.
Industry: FVL Needs To Move Faster To Survive  2
Bitter experience led the U.S. Army to plan a 20-year program to field an advanced high-speed rotorcraft. Industry insists it can move faster—and needs to, to protect the program from budget changes.
UTAS Evolves U-2’s SYERS Into A Family Of Sensors 
Once classified, the U-2’s Senior Year Electro-optical Reconnaissance System—UTC Aerospace Systems’ SYERS—has added capabilities while spawning derivatives that equip a range of platforms.
Rice Adds Water Repulsion To Graphene De-Icer 

A graphene-based de-icer developed by Rice University has been further modified to prevent icing by adding water-repelling superhydrophobic properties to passively prevent ice forming at temperatures above 7F.

The de-icer, a thin coating of graphene nanoribbons in epoxy that is sprayed on, has shown in the laboratory the ability to melt ice formed on a helicopter rotor blade in a -4F environment. When a small voltage is applied to the conductive coating, electrothermal heat melted centimeter-thick ice.

Airbus/Local Motors UAS Challenge Soars 
The first aerospace challenge to be launched by Airbus Group and Local Motors has produced the biggest response yet seen by the U.S.-based global crowdsourced vehicle design specialist.
Machine Learning Key To Automatic Target Recognition  2
DARPA uses machine learning advances to improve automatic target recognition, helping pilots make decisions in high-speed combat against enemy air defenses.
Chinese Researchers Demo UAS-to-UAS Refueling Concept 
Chinese researchers are developing a vision-based system for autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) in which both the tanker and receiver are unmanned aircraft.
UAS-to-UAS Refueling Concept Demonstrated 
Chinese researchers are developing a vision-based system for autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) in which both the tanker and receiver are unmanned aircraft.
Air Tractor Buys Into Agricultural UAS Market 
Agricultural aviation is a market expected to be affected more significantly that most by growing use of unmanned aircraft for task ranging from aerial mapping to crop spraying.
Quasi-FBW Maximizes Special-Ops Chinook Capabilities  1
Boeing moves into development of the Active Parallel Actuator Subsystem to enable Chinook helicopters to be flown to their performance limits while improving safety and reducing wear and tear on components.
Leonardo to Expand AW169 Hot-and-High Envelope
Leonardo Helicopters is expanding the flight envelope of the AW169 intermediate twin, with flight tests planned in Leadville, Colorado, to determine single-engine Category A performance in hot-and-high conditions.
Comments
The Week In Technology, May 23-27, 2016
May 24, 2016

The claims are Lilium's, and Dean Sigler at the CAFE Foundation blog asks a pertinent question in his post "Where Does Lilium Hide the Batteries?" - 600kg is the gross-weight...

U.S. Army Launcher Fires Lockheed’s C-RAM Interceptor
April 13, 2016

Under EAPS, the Army's unit cost target for the interceptor in volume production was $16,000 - a cost Lochkeed said it could meet. This is less expensive that the Iron Dome...

Thumbnail Look At History of Aircraft Construction
March 25, 2016

Guilty! I much prefer the Hornet to the Mosquito and meant to amend the article to reference the Hornet, but forgot. The Hornet was first to use wood-to-metal bonding for the...

F-35 Needs More Government Investment To Achieve $85 Million Goal
March 21, 2016

JSF PEO Bogdan stated in March 2015 that the F-35A average per-unit cost in LRIP 8 was $108 million including engine. Whether or not that represents the real cost, it is the...

F-16 Fighting To Avoid Production Gap
March 18, 2016

Someone needs to tell Lockheed - they mentioned it not once, but twice

 

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