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 is expected to field with Initial Operational Capability (IOC) and deploy for the first time (projected) in 2021. While the Program of Record has 48 CMV-22 projected, the Navy currently plans to procure only 44 aircraft.
Primary Function: Airborne Re-supply / Logistics to the Seabase (AR/LSB).
Propulsion: Two Rolls-Royce Liberty AE1107C engines, each delivering 6,150 shaft horsepower.
Length: 63 feet
Wingspan: 84.6 feet with rotors turning
Height: 22 feet, 1 inch with nacelles vertical.
Weight: Max. gross, vertical take-off: 52,600 lbs. Short take-off 57,000 lbs (testing in progress to increase)
Airspeed: Cruise: 269 knots
Ceiling: 25,000 feet (7,620 meters).
Range: 1,165 nautical miles
Crew: 4 – pilot, copilot, crew chief, second aircrewman; 23 passengers
ACAT: ACAT IC Program
Production Phase: In Production
Projected Inventory: 44
Projected Initial Operational Capabilities (IOC) date: 2021
Projected Full Operational Capabilities (FOC) date: 2022
Updated June 2018