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US Navy turns to personnel and industry for Greyhounds to fill the V-22 hole

7th March 2024 - 09:47 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London


C-2 Greyhounds were being phased out but have had to step up. (Photo: NAVAIR)

The V-22 Osprey, a joint-service multirole tiltrotor aircraft manufactured by Bell and Boeing in a joint venture, performs carrier resupply for the US Navy. With its grounding, however, C-2 Greyhounds have been called upon to carry out more work.

The US Navy (USN) has expressed confidence that its ageing C-2A Greyhound aircraft can handle the increase in Carrier Onboard Delivery missions being forced onto it by the grounding of the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.

The USN’s CMV-22B is a variant of the MV-22B, both of which are derived from the base V-22, almost all of which have been grounded following the crash of a US Air Force CV-22B in November last year with eight fatalities. Sixteen crashes have occurred resulting in 62 fatalities with four crashes occurring during testing in the 1990s.

The USN has turned to the Greyhound,

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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