To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Tech demonstrations could be part of Prince of Wales 2021 deployment

30th January 2020 - 17:15 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The first deployment of HMS Prince of Wales (foreground), second of the UK RN’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, in 2021 could see the platform being used as a host for technology demonstrations in addition to the usual flight test evolutions.  

Commissioned into service in late 2019, Prince of Wales displaces more than 65,000t and being slightly longer than Queen Elizabeth, bears the honour of being the largest warship in the RN. The vessel can accommodate a mixed fleet of 48 fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft at full load, which will be, initially at least, a mix of F-35B

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free story per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

Read full bio

Share to