About me

I am Chris Pocock, and I have been writing about the aerospace and defence industries for more than 30 years. I am a British citizen living in London.

Chris Pocock in black Sep15 low res

I was the defense editor for AVIATION INTERNATIONAL NEWS (AIN) until mid-2018. I am very proud of the focused and independent coverage that I helped to provide over many years. You can review my stories at https://www.ainonline.com/chris-pocock

I have a particular interest in airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). I have been following the U-2 spyplane since the mid-1980s, and you can learn more about this fascinating and continuing story at my special website devoted to that subject at www.dragonladytoday.com

I was a Visiting Fellow at the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies (BCISS) in the UK from 2014-16. I remain interested in the wider aspects of intelligence  processing, exploitation, dissemination and analysis.


“I’ve worked with Chris for almost three decades and have long admired not only his extensive knowledge of the defence industry, but also his extremely thorough and objective approach to his work.” – Charles Alcock, former editor-in-chief, AIN. 

“Chris is a highly knowledgeable professional who diligently pursues the truth. He operates in a courteous, robust and analytical manner and is one of the leading journalists in his field.” – Nick West, director, West Strategic Consulting