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.

ONR: Swarming UAVs Could Overwhelm Defenses Cost-Effectively 
Swarms of cooperating small UAVs offer the potential to counter hostile defenses at lower cost than conventional weapon systems.
Podcast: Brewing Crisis in the Baltic
As NATO and Russia are stepping up air patrols in and around Eastern Europe – including an increasing amount of flights with transponders turned off – aviation safety officials are scrambling to keep the skies safe for commercial airlines.
General Atomics Says Gen 3 Electric Laser Weapon Ready Now 
The company has responded to an Office of Naval Research (ONR) solicitation for a 150-kw laser weapon suitable for installation on DDG 51-class destroyers to counter unmanned aircraft and small boats using only ship power and cooling.
ONR: Swarming UAVs Could Overwhelm Defenses Cost-Effectively 17
Swarms of cooperating small UAVs offer the potential to counter hostile defenses at lower cost than conventional weapon systems.
Draken Teams With Aero On L-39NG Upgrade 
As part of a collaboration with Czech manufacturer Aero Vodochody that includes using L-159Es to provide air services such a threat simulation to the U.S. military, Draken International is offering the L-39NG upgrade program to operators of the Czech-built jet trainer in the Americas.
New Side-Stick Design First On Irkut Narrowbody 
Active side-sticks provide tactical and visual feedback in response to pilot and autopilot commands, and overcome the criticism of lack-of-control feedback from the passive side-sticks now used in Airbus aircraft, the Bombardier CSeries and other aircraft.
Lockheed Plans Company-Funded Lrasm Surface Launch 
Lockheed Martin is looking ahead to a company-funded surface-launched test of its Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (Lrasm) in preparation for an expected U.S. Navy competition.
Ground Tests Keep CH-53K Moving As First Flight Slips 
Almost a year after rollout, significant work remains before the CH-53K can take to the air. But once the helicopter is airborne, developer Sikorsky maintains tests can move quickly because of work accomplished on the ground, and the Marines still expect initial operational capability in 2019.
U.S. Navy’s Triton Unmanned Aircraft Begins Radar Flights 
Flight tests of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton’s main sensor, a 360-deg.-scan surveillance radar, have begun on the unmanned aircraft at the U.S. Navy’s NAS Patuxent River test center in Maryland.
The Week In Technology, April 20-24, 2015 
Shoot-on-the-move lasers for Humvees; VTOL long-endurance UAV grows legs; Super Hornet to fly on 100% biofuel; NASA flies X-56A for first time; airship crowdfunding soars past £1 million.
General Atomics: Third-Gen Electric Laser Weapon Now Ready 7
High-energy laser developer says its third-generation tactical weapon is five years ahead in technical maturity compared to fiber laser systems.
ONR Lines Up Autonomous Technologies For Naval Operations  1
The U.S. Navy is working to ready long-endurance air vehicles to fly from warships, swarming small UAVs and long-duration unmanned undersea and surface vessels.
European Project Tackles Composites Assembly Hurdle To Production Ramp-up 
Carbon fiber was a step forward in performance but a step backward in assembly cost. A new European research project aims to make composites assembly quicker and cheaper
Automotive Industry Embraces Composites; Can Aerospace Benefit? 5
Opinions differ over whether the direction in which the automotive industry is taking composites production can be of value to aircraft manufacturers.
X-47B Makes Connection En Route To Refueling Demo 
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have completed the first inflight dry hookup of the X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator (UACS-D) and a tanker in a precursor to the first air-to-air refueling of an unmanned aircraft.
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