Bell Boeing Awarded Contract for First CMV-22B, 02-Jan-19 : #CMV22B Bell Boeing awarded contract for 3 CMV-22B for the US Navy carrier onboard delivery (COD) mission to be delivered by October 2023. Part of $4 billion order for 39 Ospreys announced last June
Future of US Navy Onboard Delivery Missions, 21-Aug-18 : The US Navy will replace the COD transport C-2A Greyhound with the Osprey tilt-rotor. The CMV-22 specialized variant is expected to achieve IOC by 2021. Test squadron HX-21 conducted trials aboard CVN-77
Navy COD CMV-22B Osprey Production Starts, 29-Jun-18 : #contract Bell Boeing awarded $4B contract for 78 Ospreys including 39 CMV-22B for US Navy and 4 MV-22B for Japan. Deliveries expected to be completed in 2024
CMV-22B Osprey Completes F-35’s Golden Mile, 06-Aug-17 : #evaluation VMX-22 squadron first evaluated the MV-22 Osprey capability to transport a F-35 engine during tests aboard the USS Wasp in May 2015. The navy variant, CMV-22B, now seems ready to support the fleet.