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The V-22 Osprey U.S. Navy received its original combat capability assignment

CMV-22B Osprey aboard the aircraft carrier class Nimitz USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) @ US Navy

The U.S. Navy has announced the initial operational capability (IOC) for the long-range hub CMV-22B Osprey, confirming the operational readiness of the platform after the successful completion of its first deployment on 17 February.

The CMV-22B is a variant of the US Navy MV-22B Osprey, developed by Bell Boeing for the Marines.

The aircraft was officially announced by the IOC on December 14, 2021 in accordance with the planned requirements of the first quarter of fiscal year.

“The first deployment of the CMV-22 with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and [USS Carl] The Vinson Team (CVN 70) is an operational success that gives me the confidence I need to make a statement. ” said Rear Admiral Andrew Loazel, director of the N98 Air Warfare Division, office of the chief of naval operations. “As we continue to supply the advanced platforms that will make up the air wing of the future, the CMV-22B provides the necessary support and more to carry our future.”

Loiselle’s appointment is a key milestone in the development, development, acquisition and testing of the CMV-22B and confirms its relevance and readiness to meet the needs of the Navy’s onboard carrier (COD) mission. The aircraft transports personnel, mail, materials and cargo from coastal bases on an aircraft carrier at sea, and will eventually replace the C-2A Greyhound.

Last summer marked the first deployment of the CMV-22B. Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 went aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) along with F-35C Lightning II and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye squadrons. The first deployed detachment completed the mission by 98% and 75%. The CMV-22B is a critical element of the future aircraft carrier because of the payload required to transport the F-35 power modules, and additional logistical support for future wing-to-carrier deployments with next-generation platforms.

The V-22 Osprey U.S. Navy received its original combat capability assignment

CMV-22B Osprey aboard the aircraft carrier class Nimitz USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) @ US Navy

“This aircraft went from the first flight to the first deployment in 19 months; a feat made possible by the commitment of the Navy’s acquisition, engineering, testing and operational communities, as well as industry working in tandem to achieve a common goal. ” said U.S. Marine Colonel Brian Taylor, head of the V-22 Joint program.

With 50% more domestic fuel than the Osprey Marine variant, the CMV-22B can carry up to 6,000 pounds of cargo and personnel over a distance of 1,150 nautical miles. The Navy redesigned the front fuel tanks and added two wing fuel tanks to increase capacity and increase flight range.

“As our fighters / attack aircraft and surveillance aircraft are expanding both in capabilities and in size to extend the range of the wing carrier, we also need to develop our support aircraft in tandem to supply these platforms. The CMV-22B will carry cargo and personnel to equip the most advanced aircraft carrier strike groups as long as we continue to meet the needs of our missions around the world. ” said Taylor.

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/31412 The V-22 Osprey U.S. Navy received its original combat capability assignment

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