HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently on contractor sea trials off the coast of Scotland where met up with a taskgroup of ships taking part in Exercise Saxon Warrior.
F-18 Super Hornets from the USS George H.W. Bush have performed a flypast of HMS Queen Elizabeth.
BAE say the Type 26 Frigate will be a highly capable ship undertaking a wide range of roles from high intensity conflict to humanitarian assistance.
Trials are simultaneously underway for both HMS Queen Elizabeth and F-35B Lightning before they come together in 2018 but just what do sea trials involve?
The F-35A made its aerial demonstration debut at the Paris Air Show in front of crowds of thousands.
Aerial footage filmed by a camera drone shows the sheer scale of HMS Queen Elizabeth as she left Rosyth Dockyard and went to sea for the first time.