Connecting the Carrier Air Wing and the Carrier Strike Group to shore, the Carrier On-board Delivery (COD) aircraft are a vital part of the global support network.
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THE GRUMMAN C-2A Greyhound provides transportation of personnel, spares, mail, and supplies between shore bases and the deployed carriers. Its 862-cubic foot (11.89-cubic meter), pressurized cargo bay can be rapidly reconfigured to accommodate passengers and time-critical cargo and is large enough to carry an aircraft engine.
First flown in 1964, Grumman initially produced 19 C-2As that were phased out of service in 1987. In 1984 it built the first of 39 ‘reprocured’ C-2As, which featured significant airframe and avionics improvements. The Navy currently operates 35 C-2As assigned to two Fleet Logistics Support Squadrons (Composite) and the E-2/C-2 Fleet Replacement Squadron.