HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to US Coast for More F-35B Trails

The carrier's first full operational deployment is set to occur in 2021. (Photo: UK MoD).

On Friday 30, August, the biggest warship in the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy (RN), HMS Queen Elizabeth, sailed from Portsmouth to conduct her second deployment to the States.

The aircraft carrier will participate in Exercise Westlant 19 where she will conduct flight deck operations with the UK’s latest fast jets, the Lockheed Martin F-35Bs of the Royal Air Force.

by Andrew Drwiega