Jen DiMascio

Executive Editor, Defense & Space

Washington, DC


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: The Future Of Air Assault
The war in Ukraine is revealing the vulnerability of attack helicopters to man-portable air-defense systems. Defense analyst Sash Tusa joins Aviation Week editors to discuss options that the U.S. Army will consider at its EDGE 22 exercise, how manufacturers could protect future rotorcraft and whether those ideas make sense.
guy.ferneyhoug… Fri, 05/13/2022 - 09:56
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First Take, May 16, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
jack.freifelde… Fri, 05/13/2022 - 08:00
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First Take

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The Week In Defense, May 12-19, 2022

By Jen DiMascio May 12, 2022
Russia blamed for Viasat attack; MQ-9B adds short-takeoff capability; U.S., Japan to study loyal wingman; and Black Hawk sustainment.
Aircraft & Propulsion