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.

Space Fence Clears Contractor Test 
The new Space Fence will be the world’s largest S-band digital array radar, capable of seeing objects the size of a marble in low Earth orbit.
Why USAF's F-15 Retirement Effort May Work  20
How the F-15 proposal differs from failed attempts to retire aircraft; another request for regulations; a burning disagreement, and F-35 JPO chief retiring.
Startup Could Revolutionize Data Collection From Space  3
Using mass-production, York Space Systems plans to lower the barrier of entry to space.
The Week In Defense, March 30-April 6, 2017  7
Japan’s next strategy review to look at ability to strike North Korea; UK and France team up on long-range missile program; Finland pursues F-18 replacement, and the U.S. Navy’s plan to buy more Boeing P-8s.
China And Russia Test The U.S. In Space  5
In this week’s Washington Outlook: Deterring plausibly deniable attacks in space may involve actions on the ground.
The Week in Defense, March 23-30, 2017 
Lockheed looks toward deal for 130 F-35s, Leonardo’s new boss, French politicians pitch Rafale fighter in cash-strapped Malaysia and the UK seeks Hellfire missiles.
U.S. Navy’s Carrier-based Tanker Requirements Anticipated Soon 
The U.S. Navy is expected to release the final systems requirements for its Carrier-Based Aerial-Refueling System—otherwise known as the MQ-25—any day.
2017 Heroism Laureate Awarded To Kenn Borek Air Ltd.
The 2017 Laureate for Heroism is awarded to Kenn Borek Air Ltd. for evacuating two ill workers from the South Pole during the dark and cold of polar winter.
What Trump’s Budget Plan Is Up Against  54
Republicans want more dollars for the military. Democrats are unlikely to lift budget caps for defense.
NASA Budget Plan Would Kill Asteroid Program 
The Trump administration's $19.1 billion fiscal 2018 budget plan for NASA would prioritize deep-space missions but scrap the previous administration’s plan to capture an asteroid.
The Week In Defense, March 16-23 
Russia won’t buy T-50 fighters until 2018, India tests BrahMos that can fly 450 km, Canada firms up plans to buy F/A-18 Super Hornets and Malaysia finally receives its fourth A400M.
MLS Plans Launches At Nova Scotia Spaceport By 2020 
Maritime Launch Services (MLS), a Canadian company, has chosen a spaceport in Nova Scotia as a site to launch Ukrainian rockets by 2020.
Satellite Manufacturers See Pause In Purchasing  2
Rapid evolution of technology and a drop in data prices cause satellite operators to spend time pondering next moves
Podcast: View from the Cockpit – What the F-35 Can Do 103
Lt. Col. David Berke, the only U.S. Marine Corps pilot to have flown an F-22 and the first operational F-35B pilot, explains how fifth-generation fighters will revolutionize air warfare.
When America Comes First, There’s Value In Second Place  5
In this week's Washington Outlook, European satellite manufacturers stand to benefit if Trump’s trade policies alienate U.S. export customers; cruise missiles assessed; security tradeoffs crop up.
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