CMV-22B Makes First Carrier Landing

By USNI News

According to an article by Sam LaGrone published on November 29, 2020:

The Navy’s next carrier onboard delivery vehicle touched down on an aircraft carrier for the first time last week, the service announced.

A CMV-22B Osprey, assigned to the “Titans” of Navy’s Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30, landed aboard carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) off the coast of California as part of the ongoing workups to get the new CODs ready in time for a deployment aboard the carrier.

The tilt-rotors are being moved quickly into service to support a squadron of F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters that will deploy aboard Vinson. The older COD, the C-2A Greyhound, is unable to ferry the larger F-35 engine prompting the Navy to move the new aircraft into service for the upcoming Vinson deployment. The Navy is accelerating the retirement of the Greyhounds with the last of the aircraft leaving the service in 2024.

Sailors assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 direct a CMV-22B Osprey from the ‘Titans’ of VRM 30 on the flight deck of Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) on Nov. 20, 2020. US Navy Photo

See as well:

An Update on MV-22B: July 2020

The Coming of the CMV-22B to the Fleet: Impacts and Opportunities