(Source : USNI – Sam laGrone) – First Operational Navy V-22 Arrives at New COD Squadron
The first of a new generation of aircraft that will ferry supplies and personnel on and off aircraft carriers arrived at the first operational squadron in California on Monday [June 22nd].
This first CMV-22B Osprey will be assigned to the “Titans” of Navy’s Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30. The squadron stood up in 2018 as the first unit that will field the replacement for the Navy’s legacy C-2A Greyhound carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft. (…)
The Navy is getting 39 Ospreys as part of a $4.2-billion contract modification with Bell-Boeing the Pentagon announced in July 2018. The overall program calls for 48 aircraft. (…)
The new CMV-22Bs are based on the design of the Marine MV-22Bs, with a few key differences.
“The CMV-22B will be capable of transporting up to 6,000 pounds of cargo and/or personnel over a 1,150 nautical mile range.” (…)
Photo © USNI (extracted from the above video)