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.

Denmark Close To Decision To Buy F-35A Fighters 
Denmark has chosen to buy 27 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to replace the nation’s aging F-16s, according to reports in the Danish media.
Boeing: F/A-18, F-15 Lines To Continue Through 2020s 
Boeing’s CEO sees the F/A-18 and F-15 fighter production lines being extended into the early 2020s – maintained by international orders and the U.S. Congress.
The Week In Defense, May 5-12, 2016 
International orders, Congress to aid Boeing’s legacy fighters; U.S. to sell Kiowas to Tunisia; Harris wins electronic warfare contract; and India buys Longbow fire-control radars.
Pitch For Private Space Traffic Management 
The private sector could move quickly to help governments manage space surveillance and advise companies and spaceports on operating responsibly in orbit.
Defense Policy Bill Sets $10.7B For Equipment, Upgrades 
A draft of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill would allow the Pentagon to spend a whopping $10.7 billion to buy new equipment and upgrades inside its war accounts.
House Lawmakers Would Allow 18 RD-180s  1
Bill sets up showdown with the Senate; hope for change; a wartime wish list
The Week In Defense, April 28-May 5  1
First lift for cargo-carrying Stallion | U.S. to sell hundreds of missiles to Australia | India and France still grappling over fighter contract | North Korea continues missile tests | Raytheon to operate drug-tracking radar
Will The F-35 Learn From Its Missteps?  62
The U.S. Air Force’s largest weapon program, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, on which the U.S. will spend more than $400 billion, has hit a stride. The question is how long the program will be able to sustain it.
Opinion: Lawmakers’ Novel Approach To Boosting Defense Spending  2
Chairman hopes his idea will speed defense bill passage | Will F-22s resume production? | Key NASA programs in line for more money | Flying without registration
The Week In Defense, April 21-28, 2016 
Russia bolsters training aircraft fleet | Air Force tests efficiency benefits of winglets | Raytheon wins Next-Gen Jammer contract | Boeing to upgrade Apache helicopters |
Lawmakers Ask For Assessment Of Restarting F-22 Production  195
A House Armed Services panel on tactical aviation is prioritizing the need for combat fighters by asking the U.S. Air Force to investigate an F-22 Raptor revival and fund an increase in the requested number of F-18 and F-35 fighters in its markup of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill.
Hyten: Pace of Change Forces New Way Of Operating In Space 
In the summer of 2015, Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command, says the military created a threat-focused space enterprise vision while working on an ongoing analysis of alternatives on the future of protected satellite communications.
Lawmaker Recommends Shift In Space Traffic Management 
Legislation would allow Pentagon to focus on threats; an FAA official prepared to take on the role; and an Air Force general supports the concept.
USAF Ready To Cede Debris Watch Role 
The head of U.S. Air Force Space Command says it is true that the military would rather not carry the burden of helping anyone and everyone with collision avoidance and orbital analysis.
The Week In Defense, April 14-21, 2016 
Fighter aircraft for “Make in India”; North Korea shows long-range air defense system; Pratt & Whitney F135 engines contract; UAE-Stratcom space data accord.

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