The aircraft is assigned to the “Titans” of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron VRM 30, the Navy’s first CMV-22B squadron. VRM-30 was established in 2018 to begin the U..S Navy’s transition from the C-2A Greyhound to the CMV-22B Osprey.
The CMV-22B is designed to carry up to 6,000 pounds of cargo and/or personnel and operate up to a range of 1,150 nautical miles. One of the reasons the Navy selected the V-22 airframe to serve in the COD role is because of its ability to carry the F135 engine power module used by the F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.
Other features of the CMV-22 include a beyond-line-of-sight, high-frequency radio system, and internal public-address system to communicate with passengers, and an improved lighting system to assist
with cargo loading.
The U.S. Navy’s program of record is to acquire 48 aircraft across all squadrons to serve as replacements for the venerable C-2A Greyhound, which has been fulfilling the COD role since 1966.