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.

SpaceX Conducts Back-To-Back Launches 
The back-to-back missions come as SpaceX tries to catch up to its already-packed manifest.
GPS III Satellites In Full Production 
The first spacecraft is in storage, awaiting launch in 2018, and the second is integrated and ready for environmental testing, according to Lockheed Martin.
SpaceX Deploys 10 Iridium Satellites in Low Earth Orbit 
The launch from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) was the second mission for SpaceX in three days, following Friday’s deployment of Bulgaria’s first communications satellite.
SpaceX Deploys 10 Iridium Satellites in Low Earth Orbit  25
The launch from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) was the second for SpaceX in three days. SpaceX then landed the first-stage booster on a barge in the Pacific Ocean.
SpaceX Launches Bulgaria’s First Communications Satellite 
The launch was the second to use a Falcon 9 first-stage rocket that had previously flown and landed.
Rafael Shows Off Drone-Zapping Laser At Paris 
Looking toward a future where low-cost drones are increasingly weaponized or used to spy, Israel’s Rafael (Static Display A8) is publicly promoting Drone Dome – a laser that can shoot them down.
Podcast: What's Hot (Literally) at the Paris Air Show
From the F-35’s first Paris aerial display, the emergence of Asian players, the potential end of the A380 program . . . and a few tidbits on Boeing’s new midsize airplane, listen in to a lively debate as our team on the ground discuss the main events at the Paris Air Show. 
Raytheon’s Missile Systems Anticipates Single-Digit Growth
With ongoing North Korean missile tests and tension in Eastern Europe, the first successful test of the U.S. missile defense shield against an ICBM could not have come at a better time for missile maker Raytheon.
U.S. Delegation Puts Aerospace Jobs at the Forefront
In an effort to boost the exports of aerospace companies, the U.S.-based Aerospace Industries Association is talking numbers of something the American president would love—jobs.
JetBlue, Hawaiian CEOs Want To Keep Open Skies 
Leaders of smaller airlines say the biggest ones would benefit from limiting Gulf carriers’ access to the U.S.; can the Pentagon sustain 3-5% budget growth over five years?
Qatar, U.S. Sign $12 Billion Deal For Boeing F-15s 
Qatar and the U.S. signed an agreement for the purchase of $12.1 billion in F-15QA fighters.
FAA Certifies Upgraded Avionics for L3’s Longsword 
The FAA has granted a supplemental type certificate for an updated digital avionics and cockpit for L3 Technologies’ AT-802L Longsword surveillance/light attack aircraft.
The Week In Defense, June 15-21 
Germany moving Tornados from Turkey to Jordan; China plans more nuclear subs; Senate passes Saudi arms sale bill; BAE wins $180.5 million contract.
Senate Allows Precision Weapons Sale To Proceed 
The U.S. Senate has narrowly rejected a challenge to the sale of about $500 million in precision-guided weapons to Saudi Arabia.
How CEO Plans To Grow L3 Again 
Positioning for market rebound, L3’s Strianese aims for 8-10% organic growth and predicts big growth in undersea systems.
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