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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

17 Jul 2018

Eurofighter buy would help Belgium secure role in future fighter - BAE

FARNBOROUGH, England Belgium is being offered a possible role in future European combat jet developments if it picks the Eurofighter Typhoon over the U.S.-built F-35, in a fierce contest to rearm the country's air force, a senior official with Britain's BAE Systems said.

17 Jul 2018

Eurofighter buy would help Belgium secure role in future fighter: BAE

FARNBOROUGH, England Belgium is being offered a possible role in future European combat jet developments if it picks the Eurofighter Typhoon over the U.S.-built F-35, in a fierce contest to rearm the country's air force, a senior official with Britain's BAE Systems said.

16 Jul 2018

U.S. State Department in talks with Turkey to sell Patriot system

FARNBOROUGH, Britain The U.S. State Department on Monday said it was working with NATO ally Turkey on the possible sale of a Raytheon Co Patriot missile defence system to avert its purchase of a Russian-made S-400 system.

16 Jul 2018

Northrop Grumman upbeat on talks for German drone contract

FARNBOROUGH, England Northrop Grumman Corp is upbeat about the prospects for the sale of its high-altitude Triton MQ-4C unmanned surveillance system to Germany, but says the deal could take several years to complete.

16 Jul 2018

Planemakers plot course through trade, Brexit worries to air show deals

FARNBOROUGH, England Aerospace firms are setting out wares from luxury jets to lethal drones at back-to-back British air shows this week, hoping trade tensions will not deter airlines from buying jetliners even as geopolitical uncertainty allows them to sell more weapons.

15 Jul 2018

Turkey's plan to buy Russian defence system a risk for NATO - U.S. general

RAF FAIRFORD, England Turkey's plans to buy the Russian S-400 missile defence system would give a weapon used by "known foes" of NATO deep insight into the radar-evading F-35 fighter jets arriving in growing numbers in Europe, the top U.S. Air Force general in Europe said.

12 Jul 2018

UK nears decision to buy Boeing AWACS planes - sources

LONDON/PARIS Britain's government is nearing a decision to buy four to six surveillance planes built by U.S. aerospace giant Boeing, sources familiar with the plans said on Thursday, a move that could stir a growing debate over UK and European defence jobs.

11 Jul 2018

UK wants leading role in next-generation fighter - UK air chief

LONDON Britain wants to maintain a leadership position in fighter jet technology and will not take a subsidiary role to France and Germany as they move ahead on developing a next-generation warplane, the country's air chief said on Wednesday.

09 Jul 2018

German mid-term military budget not enough, says defence ministry

BERLIN Planned government funding for Germany's military, which faces worsening equipment and personnel shortages, will not meet its needs after next year and should be increased, the defence ministry said on Monday.

07 Jul 2018

German, NATO officials wary of Trump-Putin summit - media

BERLIN German lawmakers and security experts are growing increasingly concerned that U.S. President Donald Trump could take actions at his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin that are not coordinated with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). | Video

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