Jen DiMascio

Jen DiMascio
Managing Editor, Defense, Space & Security,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Washington, Jen manages Aviation Week’s worldwide defense, space and security coverage.
Prior to taking on her current role, Jen was Aviation Week's Congressional Editor. Jen came to Aviation Week in March 2011 from Politico, where she covered the intersection of defense and politics. She also worked as a reporter and editor for Defense Daily, Inside the Army, The Other Paper and The Columbus Dispatch.
Jen received a Master’s degree in journalism as a Kiplinger Fellow at the Ohio State University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in history and journalism from the University of Michigan.

Airbus Space’s View of the Satellite Market
Aviation Week editors talk with Airbus Space Chief about the OneWeb venture into the small satellite, low Earth orbit market and navigating the dramatic changes in the industry.
Wideband Communications May Require ‘Hybrid’ System 
When it comes to updating the U.S. military’s future protected sat comm needs, finding a solution may involve different approaches and industry demos of tech.
The Week In Defense, March 15-22, 2018 
Russia confirms ICBM silo ejection test; the new, new Indian-fighter contest; Qatar signs NH90 deal; and the Philippines new UAV.
Airbus Produces First Two OneWeb Test Satellites 
Airbus has produced the first two test assets of OneWeb’s constellation of 900 low Earth orbit communications satellites.
Blue Origin Signs Two More Customers For New Glenn 
Sky Perfect JSAT Corp. and muSpaceTech have signed contracts with Blue Origin for launch services aboard New Glenn.
Satellites Enabling Expansion Of Broadband Reach 
The makers of satellite-enabling systems are announcing new teaming arrangements to tap underserved broadband internet service markets.
The Week in Defense, (March 9-15, 2018) 
Did Brexit slow European UCAV development?; Lockheed’s space fence scheduled for operations in 2019; Singapore keeps defense dollars steady and Japan interested in Phalanx weapons upgrade.
Podcast: The New Cold War Footing
In response to new threats from China and Russia, the U.S. is putting its energy into hypersonic technologies and rethinking its plan for the next-generation of air superiority.
Fast Five: Skot Butler, President of Intelsat General 
Intelsat is driving innovation in the way it transmits data to smaller and smaller terminals and in its business models.
Lockheed Teases Advanced Missile Defense Payloads 
Lockheed Martin is working on payloads that can meet the needs for a future missile warning satellite.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
The Week In Defense, March 1-8, 2018 
India’s indigenous UAS; L-39NG airframe assembly begins; Italian Air Force’s new Predator training system, and Kratos to upgrade C2 system for Boeing satellites.
Experts Seek Return Of Missile Defense Sensors In Space 
Even though the DOD plans to spend over $8 billion on space in fiscal 2019, those in Congress and experts on space and budgeting say the U.S. needs to do more.
Podcast: A Look at the Future of the International Space Station
The National Space Council traveled to Kennedy Space Center to discuss how private space companies and other countries can participate as NASA scales back its financial support for the station in the years to come.
The Week in Defense, Feb. 22-March 1, 2018  2
Indonesia finalizes deal for Su-35s; Finland looks to boost ship defenses; India’s indigenous operating system, and a new competition for GPS satellites.
Podcast: Decoding the U.S. Fiscal 2019 Defense Budget 1
The president has asked Congress to spent about $700 billion on the U.S. military in fiscal 2019, providing a cash infusion for fighter aircraft, the nuclear arsenal, missile defense, navy lasers and more.
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