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.
 

Articles
Renewing The Call To Increase Defense Spending 
Washington think tank proposes repairing and replacing the military’s equipment; Defense Secretary James Mattis wants a new round of base closures; Santa Monica airport is free to shorten a runway.
Podcast: A Trio of Pentagon Combat Aircraft Competitions
A look at the state of play on the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 carrier-based aerial-refueling UAV, to the U.S. Air Force’s attempt to replace its Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System and its T-X advanced combat trainer program.
The Week in Defense, Oct. 19-26, 2017 
Northrop Grumman buys SpaceX launch for a U.S. government customer, U.S. State Department clears Greece for an FMS of F-16 upgrades, Indonesia receives Panther helicopters, and Embraer sells six Super Tucanos.
U.S. Approves $2.4B Sale Of F-16 Upgrades To Greece 
The U.S. State Department has OK'd a potential Foreign Military Sale of an estimated $2.4 billion program to upgrade 123 Greek F-16s to the Lockheed Martin Block V configuration.
Congress Vs. Trump: Will U.S. Aid Ukraine?  4
In this week's Washington Outlook: The Eastern European nation is rebuilding its industrial base, Pentagon acquisition chief will cede power to services, another spat about how open the skies should be, and a way to form national regulations for UAS.
Raytheon: Accelerate One Missile Defense, But Not At Cost Of Another  1
Boeing, Lockheed and Raytheon are rallying to develop U.S.’s next-generation Multi-Object Kill Vehicle.
The Week In Defense, Oct. 12-19 
Training machines to look for missile-launch sites; Greece considers options for F-16 upgrades; the first GPS III satellite is ready for launch, and Russia’s next airborne early warning aircraft
U.S. Kill Vehicle Production Gap Looms 
Raytheon’s Space Factory is winding down production of the EKV as engineers begin developing the next kill vehicle.
Greece Nears Agreement On F-16 Upgrades 
The Hellenic Defense Ministry is expected to sign a letter of agreement by the end of this month to modernize its F-16 fleet—a deal that could be worth more than $1.5 billion, according to Greek aerospace officials.
Could SM-3 Interceptor Take On Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles?  74
With enough additional funding, Raytheon says it could give the Pentagon’s SM-3 interceptor the ability to defeat longer-range ballistic missiles.
Returning Astronauts To The Moon And More  4
In this week's Washington Outlook: Vice President Pence directs National Space Council to look at human space exploration; regulatory changes for commercial space and a new security framework.
Podcast: SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket and other New Space Surprises
From the International Astronautical Congress to the creation of the U.S. National Space Council, a look at changes in the market.
National Space Council Launches Reviews 
Vice President Mike Pence revived the National Space Council to great fanfare at the Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center on Oct. 5.
The Week in Defense, Oct. 5-12, 2017 
Russia delivers attack helos to Mali; Australia to buy Aegis Combat System for new frigates; Philippines weighs Super Tucano buy, India allows IPO for HAL., and U.S. prepares a spy satellite for launch.
Can Spread Of Hypersonics Be Slowed?  10
In this week's Washington Outlook: Rand report looks at ways to stop proliferation of the world’s fastest weapons; filling top civilian jobs at Pentagon taking longer; Boeing under pressure.
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