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.

McCain Ailing But Still Leading On Defense  3
One of the leading voices on military matters, the Arizona senator is pushing for more defense funding and assistance for Ukraine.
The Week In Defense, July 20-27, 2017  1
Iran testing Kosar military trainer; Turkey looks to Russia, Europe for missile defense systems; Honeywell and IAI team to protect aircraft from jamming attacks; Boeing upgrades French AWACS; and Leonardo and Moog partner to make U.S. Army counter-UAS system.
AIA Reverses Stance On Ex-Im Board Nominee 
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is adding its voice to a growing chorus calling on the White House to withdrawal its nomination of former Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) as the next Export-Import Bank chairman.
Trump Administration Fights Creation Of Space Corps  5
In this week’s Washington Outlook: Defense Secretary Mattis says a Space Corps would create a narrower approach to space operations, Senator wants to set up X-Prize to solve hypoxia problem, and AIA’s Melcher will leave his job in December.
Risks, Opportunities Seen In Smallsat Market  7
The fortunes that could be made from small satellites remain highly uncertain, satellite industry analysts caution.
Risks And Opportunities In The Small Satellite Market  1
Industry analysts caution that investment does not equal ultimate success.
The Week In Defense, July 13-20, 2017 
Thailand buys South Korean T-50 trainers, Pakistan tests short-range missile, Kratos wins a satcom study contract and BAE to upgrade electronic warfare systems for U.S. Special Operations aircraft.
The New Crop Of Low-Cost ISR Or Attack Aircraft  41
Companies are transforming Air Tractor and Thrush agricultural aircraft into low-cost but bomb-heavy strike aircraft.
Will Canadians Look To Asia For Aerospace Exports?  12
In this week's Washington Outlook: With the U.S. amping up protectionist rhetoric, its neighbor to the north may look for new trading partners.
Inside Infrared and the Future of Stealth Technology 11
Stealth aircraft may be good at limiting detection by radar, and while designers are also getting better at concealing an infrared signature, sensor technology is catching up. Listen in as our editors discuss.
The Week In Defense, July 6-13, 2017  1
MBDA tests Sea Venom missile; ULA beats SpaceX in U.S. Air Force launch contest; Sikorsky signs its ninth multiyear Black Hawk contract, and Taiwan’s $1.4 billion weapons package.
Without A Budget, Markups Run Amok  3
In this week's Washington Outlook: Defense committees add more money for military spending than the Senate is likely to pass; the return of the Europa lander; another ATC fight in the works.
Podcast: The Future of Heavy-Lift Space Launchers 19
Who will make it to Mars first? NASA, or the new entrepreneurs? Listen in as our editors discuss.
Australia Sends Two AP-3C Orions To Philippines 
Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne said the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) high-tech surveillance AP-3C Orion aircraft will operate over the southern region of Mindanao to fight Islamist militants...
The Week In Defense, June 29-July 6, 2017  1
Oman begins receiving Eurofighter Typhoons, U.S. approves sale of another C-17 to India, IAI wins major IT consolidation contract and Lockheed pumps out GPS III satellites.
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