The CMV-22B is the Navy’s long-range/medium-lift element of the intra-theater aerial logistics capability; it fulfills the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC) time-critical logistics air connector requirements by transporting personnel, mail and priority cargo from advance bases to the Seabase.
The CMV-22B Osprey is a variant of the MV-22B and is the replacement for the C-2A Greyhound for the Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) mission. The Osprey is a tiltrotor V/STOL aircraft that can takeoff and land as a helicopter but transit as a turboprop aircraft.
It will provide the Navy with significant increases in capability and operational flexibility over the C-2A. CMV-22B operations can be either shore-based, “expeditionary”, or sea-based. The Osprey is a critical warfighting enabler, providing the time sensitive combat logistics needed to support combat operations.
As compared to the MV-22B, the Navy variant has extended operational range, a beyond line-of-sight HF radio, improved fuel dump capability, a public address system for passengers, and an improved lighting system for cargo loading. The CMV-22B will be capable of transporting up to 6,000 pounds of cargo/personnel to a 1,150 NM range.
The CMV-22B declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in 2021. While the Program of Record has 48 CMV-22 projected, the Navy currently plans to procure only 44 aircraft.
Primary Function: Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD), transporting personnel, mail, supplies and high-priority cargo from shore bases to aircraft carriers at sea.
Propulsion: Two Rolls-Royce Liberty AE1107C engines, each deliver 6,200 shaft horsepower
Length: 57’ 4”
Height: 22’ 1”
Wingspan: 83’ 10”
Maximum vertical takeoff weight: 52,600 lbs
Maximum rolling takeoff weight: 60,500 lbs
Crew: 4 - pilot, copilot, two crew chief; 24 troops
ACAT: ACAT IC Program
Production Phase: In Production
Projected Inventory: 44
Initial Operational Capability date: 14 DEC 2021
Projected Full Operational Capability date: 2023
Updated February 2023