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
USSOCOM Ramps Up Procurement Of Small Precision Munitions 
Dynetics is to produce up to 1,000 GBU-69/B Small Glide Munitions a year for the USSOCOM in a massive ramp-up in production of the company-developed weapon.
Support Grows For Unmanned Tanker, Transport Aircraft  1
From surviving in contested airspace to supplying remote areas, interest in unmanned transport and tanker aircraft is growing.
The Week in Technology, June 11-14, 2018  1
Kitty Hawk unveils Flyer; Zephyr going down under; Europe’s urban air initiative; Boeing ups drone investment; UTC’s new “Skunk Works”; Detect-and-avoid near airports.
Northrop-Upgraded AH-1F For Jordan Enters Testing 
The helicopter, upgraded by Northrop and partner Science and Engineering Services (SES), has entered flight testing in Huntsville, Alabama, and the first modified AH-1Fs have been shipped to Jordan for weapons testing and final acceptance.
Kitty Hawk Reveals First Production eVTOL 
Just as the first quadcopter drones were for intended hobbyists, the first electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft to hit the market is designed for recreational use.
U.S. Coast Guard Finally Gets UAS With Insitu Award 
Insitu has been competitively awarded a contract potentially worth $117 million over eight years to install and deploy contractor-owned and operated ScanEagle small UAS on U.S. Coast Guard cutters.
UTC Creates ‘Skunk Works’ Advanced Projects Group  2
The organization, apparently called UTAP, is headed by Executive Director for Advanced Projects Jason Chua, who was formerly with Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost A3 (“A-Cubed”).
Report Says Drones Challenging Whole U.S. Transportation System 
The International Transport Forum says: "Experts from the transport policy community outside of aviation will also need to be engaged in the policy debate on drones.”
Boeing HorizonX Backs Drone Software Provider Kittyhawk 
Boeing’s drive to fill out its unmanned aircraft systems portfolio continues, with the aerospace giant’s HorizonX Ventures arm participating in a $5 million funding round at Kittyhawk, a provider of software for managing commercial drone fleets.
Raytheon Expects Navy Selection To Fuel Demand for Anti-Ship NSM 
Raytheon has begun discussions with the U.S. Navy on how to proceed with arming the service’s Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) with Norway’s Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM).
Regulators, Industry Work To Move Drone Delivery From Trial To Reality 
Close cooperation between the unmanned-aircraft industry and aviation authorities is advancing delivery by drone from laboratory trials to real-world experience.
Switzerland Expands Medical Drone Delivery Trials 
Swiss Post has expanded its medical delivery drone trials, beginning a pilot project transporting laboratory samples by air across the capital Bern.
Lockheed Under The Gun To Field Hypersonic Strike Missile  5
Insight into how urgently the U.S. Air Force wants to field a hypersonic strike weapon has emerged even as Lockheed Martin officially acknowledges the April award of a potential $928 million contract to develop the air-launched missile.
Kitty Hawk Unveils First Production eVTOL 
Just as the first quadcopter drones were for intended hobbyists, the first electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft to hit the market is designed for recreational use.
Boeing HorizonX Backs Drone Infrastructure Provider Kittyhawk 
Boeing's HorizonX Ventures arm is participating in a $5 million funding round at Kittyhawk, a provider of software for managing the operation of commercial drone fleets.
Comments
Liquid Piston’s Rotary Engine Could Boost UAS, Accelerate eVTOLs
June 20, 2018

As a startup, Liquid Piston says it has targeted aerospace and defense initially as they are low-volume, high-value markets to get started in. But clearly they have their eyes...

The Week In Technology, June 4-8, 2018
June 8, 2018

They call it a pulse jet, which is why I used the term - with the caveat that the intermittent combustion mechanism is detonation not deflagration

UTC Creates ‘Skunk Works’ Advanced Projects Group
June 8, 2018

I apologize for your difficulties. You can contact me directly

graham.warwick@aviationweek.com

NASA Shares Hard Lessons As All-Electric X-57 Moves Forward
June 5, 2018

This is an X-plane designed to demonstrate technology, not a product designed for a commercial mission. As such it is intended to have enough payload and endurance to do the...

Coaxial-Rotor High-Speed Helicopters Making Progress
May 30, 2018

They have not decided yet what to do with it, but so far it is not being repaired

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