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
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
MV-22 Osprey Flight Operations on USS Carl Vinson, 13-Jun-16 : Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron VMX-1 Osprey tested landings and takeoffs from the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) in preparation for the planned replacement of the C-2 Greyhound COD aircraft
V-22 Osprey Navy Variant Known as CMV-22B, 03-Feb-16 : US Navy Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) variant was officially designated as CMV-22B. 44 planned aircraft are expected to begin delivered in 2020 to replace the C-2A Greyhound
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