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.

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Intermodal-container Air Cargo Concepts Attract Interest 

To the lone inventor in aviation, the chance to have serious engineering horsepower applied to your idea is rare. For Pat Peebles and his FanWing concept, that opportunity has come in the form of a European Union (EU)-funded program led by German aerospace center DLR.

Aviation Pursues Hybrid Electric Propulsion 
Turbine-electric propulsion shows promise for keeping aviation’s efficiency improvements going beyond 2030
Darpa Tries X-Plane Approach To Armored Fighting Vehicles 

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is taking an X-plane approach to developing technology for a next generation of combat vehicle that will be more mobile, survivable and affordable.

The agency’s new Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program will investigate whether mobility and technology can reverse the need for more armor to protect fighting vehicles from advanced weapons.

Northrop Unveils XS-1 Spaceplane Design For Darpa 

Norwegian Air International (NAI) and its supporters say the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) does not have the right to deny its application for a foreign air carrier permit to operate in the U.S., while organized labor, led by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), argue the opposite: that the public interest is best served by the DOT unilaterally denying NAI’s application.

Darpa Tries X-Plane Approach To Armored Fighting Vehicles 
The agency’s new Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program will investigate whether mobility and technology can reverse the need for more armor to protect fighting vehicles from advanced weapons.
Unmanned K-Max Operates With Unmanned Ground Vehicle 

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army have demonstrated the autonomous deployment of an unmanned ground vehicle by an unmanned aircraft.

The test, at Fort Benning in Georgia, involved the Lockheed/Kaman K-Max unmanned helicopter airlifting Lockheed’s Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) vehicle into position to conduct an autonomous resupply and reconnaissance mission.

Northrop Unveils XS-1 Spaceplane Design For Darpa
Northrop, teamed with subsidiary Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic, is working under a 13-month, $3.9 million Phase 1 preliminary-design contract, awarded in July. Contracts also went to Boeing with Blue Origin, and Masten Space Systems with XCOR Aerospace.
Northrop To Upgrade U.S. Army UH-60L Cockpits 

Northrop Grumman has won a contract to upgrade 700-900 U.S. Army Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk utility helicopters, beating out teams including Elbit Systems, Lockheed Martin and Rockwell Collins.

The upgrade with give the older UH-60Ls a glass cockpit with electronic displays replicating those of the in-production UH-60M. Upgraded Black Hawks will be designated UH-60Vs.

U.S. Air Force Research Lab Has Sights On IBM’s New Brain-Like Chip 

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) plans to acquire an IBM TrueNorth neurosynaptic processor, the most powerful brain-inspired microchip yet developed.

The lab plans to use the chip for machine learning, artificial intelligence, neural network and other research.

Unveiled Aug. 7 and developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), TrueNorth has a brain-inspired computing architecture powered by 1 million electronic “neurons” and 256 million electronic “synapses” between the neurons.

Unmanned K-Max Operates With Unmanned Ground Vehicle
The test, at Fort Benning in Georgia, involved the Lockheed/Kaman K-Max unmanned helicopter airlifting Lockheed’s Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) vehicle into position to conduct an autonomous resupply and reconnaissance mission.
U.S. Air Force Research Lab Has Sights On IBM’s New Brain-Like Chip 
Unveiled Aug. 7 and developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), TrueNorth has a brain-inspired computing architecture powered by 1 million electronic "neurons" and 256 million electronic "synapses" between the neurons.
Northrop To Upgrade U.S. Army UH-60L Cockpits
The contract is a major win for Northrop Grumman, which has been aggressively pursuing an open-systems approach to avionics, building on its experience with the mission computer for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Bell AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters.
FAA’s Six UAS Test Sites Now Operational 

All six civil unmanned aircraft test sites selected by the FAA in December are now operational, and the agency is soliciting proposals from university teams to establish a center of excellence that will study issues critical to the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into national airspace.

The Griffiss International Airport test site in Rome, New York, was declared operational on Aug. 7, followed on Aug. 13 by the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), led by Virginia Tech with test ranges in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.

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