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Jen DiMascio

Jen DiMascio
Managing Editor, Defense & Space, Aviation Week & Space Technology,
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, Nov. 7-14, 2019 
Project aims for supersonic missile for Russian fighters; collision avoidance for Marine Hornets; and the UAE’s new startup coalition.
The Week in Defense, Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2019  1
German heavy helo logistics proposal; space-based sensor demonstration contracts; Japan’s hedge against fighter failure and a new contract for F-35s.
Senator Proposes Stopgap Version Of Defense Policy Bill 
The Senate Armed Services Committee has filed a slimmed-down version of its annual defense policy legislation.
USAF’s Future Fighter Plan May Limit Growth, Study Says 
The U.S. Air Force’s plan for acquiring future fighter aircraft may crimp the service’s ability to grow in the future, a study of the USAF’s force structure plans indicates.
U.S. Air Force Studying Future Launch Market 
The study ultimately will help define future launch service procurement requirements for the U.S. national security community.
The Week In Defense, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2019 
U.S. Air Force adversary air providers; European tanker requirements; Russia seeks MiG-35 customers; and the U.S. is now operating polar protected satcom satellites.
The Week In Defense, Oct. 18-24, 2019 
U.S. Army expands next tactical missile’s range; what an FVL program may cost; KAI begins building KF-X prototype; France and Germany to sign FCAS deal.
U.S. Army Pursues Alternatives To GPS  2
In its attempt to ensure that soldiers have access to GPS-like info, even when access to those USAF sats may be compromised, the U.S. Army is in the process of fielding an alternative system on certain ground vehicles.
NASA Picks New Human Spaceflight Operations Leader 
Doug Loverro will become NASA’s associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.
The Week In Defense, Oct. 10-16, 2019  2
India accepts first Rafale fighter; Collins’ ACES 5 wins ejection seat contest; Netherlands plans for more F-35s, and the U.S. Navy’s last active duty F/A-18C flight.
The Week In Defense, Oct. 3-10, 2019 
Pratt to reduce future cost of F-35 engines; China’s new stealth-detecting radar; Italian Air Force, Virgin plan research mission and GPS OCX in testing.
Italian Air Force Buys Virgin Galactic Flight For Research Mission 
Virgin Galactic and the Italian Air Force signed a contract Oct. 2 to train and carry three Italians into suborbital space aboard SpaceShipTwo to conduct research experiments in flight as soon as next year.
USAF, NRO Modify ULA Contract For Launch Ops 
The USAF's Space and Missile Systems Center and the NRO has awarded a $1.18B sole-source contract modification to the United Launch Alliance to support five Delta IV heavy launches over five years.
The Week In Defense, Sept. 26-Oct. 3, 2019 
Sikorsky to begin HH-60W production; B-61 warhead cost overrun; Taiwan’s new trainer and Thailand Seeks AH-6i helos.
Podcast: U.S. and Europe Nearing Aerospace Trade War
As the World Trade Organization’s ruling on the lingering dispute between Boeing and Airbus nears, retaliatory tariffs appear difficult to avoid – and at an inopportune time for an industry already showing signs of a slowdown.

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