The warship will deploy for ‘WESTLANT22’, unsurprisingly in the West Atlantic, in order to train alongside American forces to continue F-35 trials, following in the steps of her older sister.
The vessel will also visit New York to host the Atlantic Future Forum towards the end of September.
The first F-35 jets landed on the vessel in June last year.
The aim of Westlant, say the Royal Navy, is to push both the F-35 and the carrier to their limits.
“Having gathered the data and experiences required to ‘write the manual’ for safely operating the F-35, the focus of Westlant now shifts to developing combat techniques for exploiting the fighter’s awesome capabilities in action and working as part of a carrier task group”
HMS Prince of Wales will also be working with drones, once again, during this deployment.