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.

Darpa Flies Drop-In Sense-And-Avoid System 
A plug-and-play sense-and-avoid system using a single camera for detection and tracking has been flight tested under a Darpa program to develop a drop-in kit that can automate cockpit tasks and reduce crew requirements in manned aircraft.
Unmanned Aircraft: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly  1
The history of UAVs is a cycle of enthusiasm and indifference, success and failure, a journey from urgent requirement to frontline action to neglected storage. But that cycle has been broken, and unmanned aircraft are here to stay, in military and civil aviation.
TRU To Supply Boeing With Simulators For 777X 
Boeing has agreed to deploy at its training centers a suite of 777X training devices from Textron subsidiary TRU Simulation + Training.
Watch: Aurora Flies Subscale Model Hybrid-Electric VTOL Aircraft 3
Aurora Flight Sciences has flown a subscale model of its LightningStrike hybrid-electric distributed propulsion vertical-takeoff-and-landing experimental aircraft, selected in March to build Darpa’s high-speed VTOL X-Plane.
NASA Stages Nationwide UAS Management Test 
Up to 24 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are expected to fly simultaneously at six FAA-designated U.S. test sites April 19 — the biggest test yet of NASA’s UAS traffic management (UTM) system.
NASA Staging Nationwide UAV Traffic-Management Test  2
Up to 24 UAVs are planned to fly simultaneously at six FAA-designated test sites across the U.S. on April 19, in the biggest test yet of NASA’s UAV traffic management (UTM) system.
Aurora Flies Subscale Darpa VTOL X-Plane 
Aurora Flight Sciences has flown a subscale model of its LightningStrike hybrid-electric distributed propulsion vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) experimental aircraft, selected in March to be Darpa’s high-speed VTOL X-Plane.
Thales Confirms Malaysian UAV Deal 
Thales has confirmed the sale of Fulmar fixed-wing UAVs to equip six Next Generation Patrol Craft under construction for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.
Vanilla UAV Flies For 25 Hr., Aims For 100 Hr. 
Vanilla Aircraft is aiming to demonstrate a 100-hr. flight of its VA001 midsized long-endurance UAV by midyear following a 25-hr. flight in early April in New Mexico.
Monaco To Install Complete Counter-UAV System 
Monaco is to install a counter-UAV system comprising radar, cameras and jammers to provide security and privacy over the wealthy city-state.
Customers Clamor For Quick, Low-Cost Counter-UAS 
The demand for low-cost, rapidly available off-the-shelf countermeasures against small unmanned aircraft systems from both government and commercial customers seems to be growing.
The Week In Technology, April 18-22, 2016 
Airlander airship approved to fly; NASA to validate RTCA’s UAS standards; Darpa tests drop-in sense-and-avoid; Armadillo’s Stig returns as Sarge; Rocket Lab moves closer to launch.
Canadian Sensors Tackle High-Altitude Ice-Crystal Threat  1
National Research of Canada says two new ice-particle detection technologies are ready for transition to industry to tackle the threat of high-altitude ice crystals causing engine rollback or flameout.
SpotterRF Expands Facility Security Systems To Counter UAVs 
SpotterRF, a supplier of commercial radars for perimeter security, has announced a partnership to offer an integrated product to counter UAVs and is promising significantly lower cost than similar equipment already on the market.
Germany’s E-Volo VTOL Volocopter Flies Manned 
Germany’s E-Volo begins manned flight tests of its all-electric, 18-rotor Volocopter VC200 two-seat aircraft. Is it the vanguard of future personal aviation?
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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