Claire Apthorp is a freelance journalist based in west London.

Since 2009 she has specialised in defence journalism, with a focus on unmanned technology, C4ISTAR, military logistics and land systems. Her writing is regularly published in UV, Digital Battlespace, Military Logistics International and Land Warfare International; as well as periodicals published by the Royal Navy, and specialist publications throughout Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

Since 2011 she has been the land and sea contributor for ADVANCE magazine, a new publication produced by the Times Group in partnership with ADS - the trade organisation advancing UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries.

Claire also produces copy for civil engineering contract bids, market reports for clients in both the defence and civil sectors, print advertorial copy, and content for lifestyle and online publications.

Contact: claire [at] thatwordbird [dot] com