The Navy has accelerated the sunset of its legacy C-2A Greyhound cargo airplanes and the transition to the CMV-22B Osprey, with the new tiltrotor aircraft now set to deliver in Fiscal Year 2020 and deploy in 2021. Read More
For the first time ever, an all-Navy crew flew a MV-22B Osprey on Thursday, traveling from Naval Station Norfolk, Va. to Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, N.C.
Due to incorrect information in a press release, this post has been updated to reflect the correct number of Marine Corps V-22B Osprey aircraft that was awarded in a June 29 contract modification to Bell-Boeing. The Marine Corps will be getting 14 MV-22B aircraft instead of 34 and a total of 58 Ospreys are included in the contract modification.
The U.S. Navy bought its first CMV-22 Ospreys for use as carrier onboard delivery aircraft as part of a $4.2 billion contract modification announced by the Pentagon last week.
The Navy located the wreckage of the C-2A Greyhound that crashed in the Philippine Sea on Nov. 22, 2017, and hopes to map the debris field and eventually recover the airplane. Read More
The Navy will begin taking steps to replace 27 C-2A Greyhound aircraft with 38 CMV-22B Osprey aircraft this year and is considering whether to locate the Fleet Replacement Squadron that will train all Navy Osprey pilots in Virginia or California, according to a draft environmental assessment released by the Navy on Wednesday. Read More
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2017.
The following is part of a series. Please also see Top Stories 2017: Navy Acquisition, International Acquisition, Marine Corps Operations, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Acquisition, International Operations and New Administration.
In 2017, the Navy and Marine Corps were active in nearly every corner of the globe. Some forces conducted land-attack and air warfare not seen by U.S. forces in years, while others provided desperately needed humanitarian aid.
The Navy is set to deploy a salvage team in an attempt to recover missing sailors lost in the C-2A Greyhound cargo plane that crashed last month in the Philippine Sea killing three sailors, the service announced on Friday. Read More
The Navy has identified the three sailors who are presumed dead following a Wednesday C-2A Greyhound crash 500 miles off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. Read More
The U.S. Navy and Japanese forces have ended the search for three sailors missing after the Wednesday crash of a C-2A Greyhound cargo aircraft in the Philippine Sea, U.S. 7th Fleet announced on Friday. The three missing sailors are now presumed dead. Read More
The search and rescue effort for three sailors missing after a Wednesday C-2A Greyhound crash has expanded in the Philippine Sea, according to U.S. 7th Fleet. Read More