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Navy Forms Logistics Squadron Assigned to CMV-22B Aircraft

The U.S. Navy has established a new squadron to handle the CMV-22B Osprey , a tiltrotor aircraft that provides logistics support across the service branch. The new Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron or VRM-30 would use the new aircraft designed for increased range, larger cargo, quicker loading/unloading, boosted communications and higher survivability compared to the previous C-2A model, the Navy said Monday.

VRM-30 will undergo Osprey training with the U.S. Marine Corps as the squadron waits for its first CMV-22B unit scheduled to arrive in fiscal year 2020. The service branch expects to fully transition into the CMV-22B by fiscal year 2024. The new aircraft is a Navy-tailored variant of the Osprey vertical takeoff and landing tilt-rotor aircraft.

 

A joint venture between Boeing and Bell is producing 39 CMV-22B units for the service branch as part of a $4.2B contract modification with the Department of Defense.

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