CMV-22B IOC set for September 2020

The CMV-22B will reach initial operational capability in September 2020, a draft environmental assessment by the U.S. Navy has disclosed.

U.S. Sailors move into position to refuel a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during Operation Damayan in the Philippine Sea 131117-N-XN177-028
By MC3 Peter Burghart [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The service is still trying to determine the final location for the type’s Fleet Replacement Squadron. Two locations are being considered: NAS North Island in San Diego and Naval Station Norfolk.

As for the C-2A, the aircraft will be retired at Norfolk in 2016.

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