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, June 30-July 7, 2016 
BrahMos flies from a Sukhoi fighter; Russia to receive modernized Buk missile system; Indonesia, Malaysia ground Super Puma helos; U.S. Navy tests new radar with manned/unmanned teaming.
Bill Would Let Pentagon Use 18 Russian Engines Through 2022 
Will this spirit of compromise last? | Just before SpaceX launch, Bezos touts improvements to Blue Origin engine | Lawmaker’s bid to boost NASA aero funding.
The Week In Defense, June 16-23, 2016  1
Malaysia welcomes its third A400M airlifter; India prepares to export BrahMos missiles; U.S. Navy to complete communications satellite constellation; U.S. Apaches begin strikes in Iraq.
Credit: USAF
Podcast: How Boeing Will Sustain Its Future
From Boeing’s difficulties on the tanker program to its shift toward fighter sustainment and upgrades, Aviation Week editors analyze their recent conversation with Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security.
Clock Ticking On House FAA Reauthorization Bill 
Aside from worrying about the future, 14 aviation trade associations are concerned about the here and now, as the House has not yet passed its version of the FAA reauthorization bill.
AIA President Meets With Donald Trump  1
Will the candidate’s rhetoric evolve?; associations prod House leaders to pass FAA bill; Elon Musk goes to the Pentagon.
The Week In Defense (June 9-16, 2016)  1
Qatar orders Apache helicopters; Yak-152 prototype’s first flight; India signs nuclear nonproliferation code; Raytheon, Aerojet in ‘strategic sourcing agreement.’
Raytheon, Aerojet Sign ‘Strategic Sourcing Agreement’ 
Under the terms of a new four-year agreement, Aerojet Rocketdyne will become Raytheon’s primary, long-term supplier for existing propulsion systems and explosives.
Military Aviation, Aerospace Coverage In Every Issue Of Aviation Week  1
The coverage provided by the monthly Defense Technology International edition will be integrated into every issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology and available even more quickly.
Opinion: GOP Nominee Trump's Business Jet History  7
A fleet of aircraft and an air charter service are part of the Republican presidential candidates long—and very visible—association with aviation.
The Week In Defense, June 2-9 
The HTT-40’s first flight | Support contract for aging Kuwaiti F/A-18s | Italian Reaper’s new RecceLite pod | Raytheon and UVision pursue U.S. Army contract
Raytheon Adds Bands for Multispectral Targeting  2
Raytheon’s MTS is the sensor ball on a wide range of platforms. Now the company is leveraging that real estate to bring onboard new targeting capabilities.
Six-Month Setback For KC-46A Tanker Program 
Technology and supply-chain issues are causing another delay of at least six months for Boeing’s KC-46A aerial refueling tanker program.
KC-46A Could Face Funding Cuts, Restructuring  7
Tanker woes continue; Boeing 737 deal follows end of Vietnam arms embargo; lawmakers order F-35 to break out modernization effort.
KC-46A Tanker Program Braces For Another Delay  140
Boeing’s KC-46A aerial refueling tanker program is facing another delay—of at least five months—due to technical and supply chain problems.

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