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.

The Week In Defense, July 28-Aug. 4, 2016 

India has signed a follow-on order to buy four maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing, worth about $1 billion, to replace the Indian navy’s fleet of Russian-origin Tu-142Ms. 

Podcast: Commercializing the Space Station 6
NASA and other governments may have an end date for the International Space Station, but private companies are creating their own for commercial purposes.
Trump’s National Security Shakeup  76
GOP candidate’s comments about NATO draw bipartisan rebukes | New window for reopening Ex-Im for business | Astronaut sidesteps Trump.
The Week In Defense, July 21-28, 2016 
Boeing’s second AF1 contract; Thailand’s new VIP transport aircraft; F-35Bs participate in war games; Orbital to make more missile defense targets.
Commercializing the Space Station
NASA and other governments may have an end date for the International Space Station, but private companies are creating their own for commercial purposes.
The Week In Defense, July 14-21  3
Boeing’s KC-46 fix; Pentagon seeks industry’s help for satcom; gathering data on pilot air quality; North Korean missile launch follows THAAD deal.
Boeing Defense Logistics Chief Foresees International Growth
As Boeing looks to replicate success in maintenance and upgrades, the head of Boeing Defense’s Global Services and Support division sees growth ahead for his business, whether in the U.S. or abroad.
Raytheon Sees Growth Despite U.S. Budget
Raytheon is finally showing growth in its business since the start of budget reductions in the U.S. in 2011, says Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems.
DOD Encouraged By Early Testing Of KC-46 Fix 3
The tide may be turning for Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program, with Pentagon and industry leaders showing signs they are encouraged by early testing of the company’s fix to a major hardware problem.
Embraer KC-390 Makes Its International Debut At Farnborough Airshow 3
Still in the thick of flight tests, Embraer’s KC-390 multi-mission transport aircraft is flying internationally for the first time on a summer tour of Europe and the Middle East, and making its maiden stop at the Farnborough Airshow.
Podcast: Farnborough Crystal Ball 2
Aviation Week editors predict what we’ll see and hear at next week’s U.K. airshow, including the dreaded “B” word.
FAA Bill Extension Addresses Airport Waits, UAV Safety 
ATC reform left for later; House bill aims to block sale of Boeing aircraft to Iran; lawmakers ask about sending U.S. satellites to orbit on Indian rockets.
Juno Begins Jupiter Orbit  1
Within days, the spacecraft’s nine instruments will be turned on, but the official science collection phase does not start until October.
The Week In Defense, July 7-14, 2016  1
U.S. Air Force investigates UAV crashes; Jordan looking to offload its older F-16 fighters; South Korea, Chile interested in buying missiles through U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.
Spotlight On Defense At The Farnborough Airshow
Among the defense highlights at this year’s Farnborough Airshow, showgoers will see the F-35 and KC-390 both making their UK debuts. Export sales will be a major theme of the show, with Boeing, Embraer and the Eurofighter consortium all vying for international sales.

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