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, Bell/Boeing 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.
On December 2018 was established the first squadron VMR-30 in California, and the east coast based VMR-40 planned.
On December 2019, the first CMV-22B was rolled out at Bell plant in Amarillo, TX.
Full transition from C-2A expected for 2028
|Years||Units||bold : Current base of the Unit|
|2021||VMR-30|| NAS North Island |
|2020/||HX-21|| NAS Patuxent River |
List of Aircraft
|C/N||Built||ID In this Organisation||In other Org|
| 169435: First CMV-22B COD;
Dec19 at Bell, Amarillo, TX|