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New CMV-22B Osprey wing established

16th October 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US Navy has established a new CMV-22B Osprey wing, Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Wing (COMVRMWING) 1, as part of the integration of the aircraft into fleet operations.

The wing’s mission will be high priority cargo and passenger transport services in support of carrier strike groups and task forces

The CMV-22B Osprey - a variant of the MV-22B - is the replacement for the C-2A Greyhound for the Carrier Onboard Delivery mission. The tiltrotor aircraft can take off and land as a helicopter and transit to turboprop flight.

The aircraft offers increased range, speed and payload capability over the C-2A. It can operate from shore or naval vessel.

The navy has already established the first CMV-22 squadron (VRM-30) and is working on the establishment of a sister squadron on the east coast. The first deployment for VRM-30 is currently planned for 2021 aboard USS Carl Vinson, with the complete transition from the Greyhound to the CMV-22B Osprey expected by 2028.

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