The three services that fly the V-22 Osprey last week grounded some of their fleets due to ongoing issues with the tilt-rotor aircraft’s hard clutch. Read More
Tag Archives: CMV-22B
Fleet Logistics Wing Established as Navy Preps for COD Transition, Second Osprey Squadron
The Navy last week took another step foward in its transition to the next-generation fleet of logistics aircraft to support its carrier strike groups. Read More
V-22 Program Celebrates 30th Anniversary of First Flight; Inserting Maintainability Improvements Into Fleet
Military and industry officials gathered at the Marine Corps Museum in Virginia on Tuesday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey’s first flight and to welcome in the next era of V-22 operations around the globe. Read More
Top Stories 2018: Navy Acquisition
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2018. This story is part of USNI News year-end series. Read More
Navy Establishes First CMV-22B Squadron
The Navy stood up its first squadron that will field the CMV-22B in a Friday ceremony. The Titans of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 will be the first unit to field the replacement for the Navy’s fleet of C-2A Greyhound carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft.
Navy’s COD Transition from C-2A to CMV-22B Accelerated; First V-22 Deployment Set for 2021
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
Navy Buys First V-22 CODs as Part of $4.2B Award to Bell-Boeing
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.
Navy Transition from C-2A to CMV-22B Will Span 2020 to 2026; Location of Training Squadron Undecided
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
Navy Unfunded Priorities List Emphasizes Aircraft Buys, Facilities Improvements, Production Efficiencies
The Navy has asked lawmakers for additional aircraft, warfighting capability improvements and facilities upgrades if more money were to become available to the service, with the release of its Fiscal Year 2018 Unfunded Priorities List. Read More
V-22 Experiment On Carrier Shows Increased Flexibility Over C-2 In COD Mission
Using the MV-22 Osprey as the basis for the Navy’s new Carrier On-Board Delivery (COD) is poised to add significant operational flexibility and reduce flight deck manpower requirements, the Navy’s Air Boss said today. Read More