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.

UTC CEO: Robust Sikorsky Bids 'Surprising' 
Over the next two months, the Connecticut-based aerospace and industrial giant will evaluate whether to sell the helicopter business that has been part of UTC since 1929 or spin it off.
Podcast: The Paris Air Show: That’s a Wrap
From the Airbus A380 to satellites and a newfangled AirbusX6 helicopter, the Aviation Week team at Paris talks through the highlights of the show.
UTC: Bidders Clamoring For Sikorsky  1
Antitrust, Pentagon concerns could be hurdles to Sikorsky sale
MBDA to Lead Meads Development for Germany
MBDA will be the lead contractor developing the Medium Extended Air Defense System for Germany, which recently selected Meads over the Raytheon Patriot missile defense system.
Textron Seeks UAV Gold Abroad 


LE BOURGET, France—After developing and flying tactical UAVs for the U.S. military for years during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Textron is seeing export opportunities for the systems take off.

Three years ago, the U.S.-based company was looking at five different international opportunities. Now they are tracking 25 across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

With declining U.S. defense budgets and a decreased operational tempo, demand there was beginning to flag.

Things That Go Boom On Display At The Paris Air Show 1
The missile market is growing. Bill Sweetman details some of the latest trends in the air-to-air, surface-to-air and loitering attack segments.
Honeywell To Provide Engines for HAL-Made Indian Training Aircraft 1
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. has chosen Honeywell’s TPE331-12B turboprop engine for its HTT-40 military training aircraft for the Indian air force.
Harris CEO Continues To Prioritize R&D Spending
Fresh off completing a merger with military electronics provider Exelis, Harris CEO Bill Brown is rolling up his sleeves to integrate what he calls two complementary companies.
Harris CEO Continues To Prioritize R&D Spending 
Fresh off completing a merger with military electronics provider Exelis, Harris CEO Bill Brown is rolling up his sleeves to integrate what he calls two complementary companies.
U.S. Could Rotate F-22 into Europe 12
The U.S. Air Force is increasing its presence in Europe, including the possible deployment of the F-22 Raptor following Russia's additional show of force.
MBDA To Lead Meads Development For Germany 3
Further details about how work will be divided within the Meads International Consortium—comprising MBDA, Lockheed Martin and additional suppliers—will be part of discussions yet to come, says Thomas Homberg, managing director of MBDA.
Interest in Scorpion Picks Up
Textron is talking with Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Exelis about an active electronically scanned array radar that can be integrated in the front of the aircraft.
U.S. Air Force Secretary Says U.S. Could Rotate F-22 Into Europe 18
“I could easily foresee the day … when the F-22 might rotate in,” Deborah James told reporters at the Paris air show here June 15, adding that she could not specify a date by which they would be sent.
Decision Lens Markets Decision-Making Prowess To Aerospace Firms

When it comes to the kind of decisions that governments and aerospace companies routinely face, the tangle of trade-offs can be so complicated that those with influence can sway the outcome.

But a Virginia-based company pledges to bring more science and remove emotion from strategic decisions.

Boeing Bullish On F/A-18 Sales, F-15 Upgrades 2
With a little help from the U.S. Congress and the potential for international orders, Boeing is bullish about prospects for its international fighters.
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