CMV-22B Osprey: The US Navy's New Carrier Onboard Delivery Aircraft

It is only two years since the US Navy received its first new carrier onboard delivery aircraft. David Isby reports on its progress

In a milestone for the US Navy’s new carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft, the Bell-Boeing CMV-22 Osprey has achieved initial operational capability. “The CMV-22’s maiden deployment with Carrier Air Wing 2 and the carrier USS Carl Vinson team is an operational success, giving me the confidence necessary to make the declaration,” said RADM Andrew Loiselle, then director of air warfare, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations on February 18.


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