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Helicopters

  • US Navy CMV-22B Osprey
  • US Navy CMV-22B Osprey

The US Navy will use the tilt-rotor Osprey to replace the Grumman C-2A Greyhound in the carrier on board delivery (COD) missions. Configuration will be virtually the same as the Marine Corps MV-22B but with an extended-range fuel system, a high-frequency radio and a public address system.

First trials conducted in 2012 by VMX-22 evaluation squadron. First 12 aircraft could be obtain from the Marine Corps order for Fiscal Years 2018-2020. The Navy plans to get its own fleet of 44 Ospreys taking possession of eight a year starting in 2020.

Originally promoted as the HV-22 received official designation of CMV-22B on February 2016.

On June 2018, awarded contract for production of 39 CMV-22B through 2025

On July 16, 2018 for the first time an all US Navy crew completed flight on a Marine MV-22B between Norfolk and MCAS Cherry Point.

In August 2018, trials aboard the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) successfully demonstrated rolling landing and takeoffs in excess of 57000 pounds (25800 kg), some 8000 pounds (3600 kg) more weight than the C-2A.


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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

First Flight for All US Navy Crew in Osprey, 16-Jul-18 : #milestone Historic flight for the US Navy. For the first time an Osprey tilt-rotor has been flown by an all-Navy crew

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.

Vinson Completes Osprey Fleet Battle Experiment, 08-Aug-16 : Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) completed a Fleet Battle Experiment (FBE) for the future Navy variant CMV-22B Osprey between July 22 and August 4

Vice President Biden Visits Stennis, 14-Jul-16 : U.S. Vice President Joe ‎Biden‬ arrived on MV-22B Osprey from VMM-161 "Greyhawks" to USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) during the international maritime exercise RIMPAC

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