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.
 

Articles
Ex-Im Bank’s Operating Authority To Expire 
While the bank will be able to continue to operate and fulfill its past obligations, it will not be able to provide new assistance as of July 1.
Ex-Im Bank’s Operating Authority To Expire 
While the bank will be able to continue to operate and fulfill its past obligations, it will not be able to provide new assistance as of July 1.
Podcast: Post-Paris Doldrums? Hardly
Our editors discuss why there may have been bigger news this week than at Le Bourget, thanks to Jim McNerney, Tom Enders, Charlie Bolden and One Web. 
Funding For Nukes, Against The ATC Reorg And A Space Laser 
U.S. grapples with spending to modernize nuclear capabilities, NextGen chief worries privatizing ATC could disrupt progress, administration official warns of Senate cuts to space laser program and the Pentagon boosts spending on space warfare.
Congressman Calls for New Engine—Not a New Rocket  1
House hearing solicits government, industry perspectives on the Atlas V engine replacement.
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.
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