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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.

Podcast: Can the Aerospace Industry Shake its White, Male Image? 12
Eric Fanning, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association joins Aviation Week editors to discuss the results of this year’s Aviation Week/AIA/AIAA workforce study.
Trump Releases Image Of Failed Iranian Launch  3
The image revealed by the president is annotated, pointing out damage on the north side of the launch pad, support vehicles, a gantry service tower, mobile erector-launcher and trailer.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 29-Sept. 5, 2019  4
Saab flies Brazilian Gripen; India accepts last C-17; U.S. to sell Japan SM-3 Block IIA missiles; Elbit to equip KC-390 with EW system.
How Europeans Are Reshaping Their Fighter Fleets  3
European militaries are poised to welcome the delivery of 326 F-35 fighters in 2019-29 and are continuing to buy Saab Gripens, Dassault Rafales and Eurofighter Typhoons.
ULA Atlas V Lofts USAF Protected Comm Sat 
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V launched the U.S. Air Force’s fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite early Aug. 8 after several delays.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 8-15, 2019 
USAF leader campaigns for space-based sensors; Japan lifts F-35 grounding; Protected satcom satellite to launch; Indonesia’s indigenous combat aircraft pod.
SpaceX Delivers Amos-17 Satellite To Orbit 
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket deployed Israeli company Spacecom’s Amos-17 satellite to geostationary transfer orbit on Aug. 6.
Podcast: Nuclear Modernization-The Point of No Return? 1
Boeing’s exit from the Ground-based Strategic Deterrent program to replace the U.S.’s nuclear ICBMs leave the Air Force with Northrop as a lone contractor. Aviation Week editors discuss the company’s possible motivation and what it means for the future of the Pentagon’s nuclear program.
Infographic: Chandrayaan-2, India's Second Lunar Exploration 
On Sept. 7, India’s second lunar explorer, Chandrayaan-2, is set to touchdown near the Moon's south pole. We take a deeper look at what the mission aims to achieve.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 1-8, 2019 
Bulgaria reverses F-16 veto; CH-53K scores funding increase; Israel pursues satellite swarm buy and Northrop to upgrade electronic attack pods.
Collins Aerospace Rolls Out Next Gen Spacesuit For Lawmakers 
If the U.S. will put humans on the Moon by 2024, Collins Aerospace says it has a spacesuit ready to allow astronauts of any size to walk on the lunar surface.
The Week In Defense, July 26-Aug. 2, 2019 
Bulgarian F-16 deal vetoed; Colombia seeks fighter bids; Malaysia seeks navy helos and ULA delays milspace launches
U.S. Navy Destroys Iranian UAS 
“This is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters,” Trump said July 18.
Podcast: Getting Back to the Moon and Mars
NASA is making dramatic moves in its human exploration directorate. Aviation Week Space Editor Irene Klotz discusses the changes and what they mean for the agency’s future.
The Week In Defense, July 11-18, 2019 
Air Force scraps for missile-warning satellite funding; Fire Scout begins operations; Philippines to get Black Hawks in 2020; Germans use A400M for refueling.

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