First Osprey refueling on aircraft carrier – Hey fellas, what took so long?

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A CMV-22B Osprey from the “Titans” of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron 30 (VRM 30) lands and refuels on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducted the first refueling of a CMV-22B Osprey aboard an aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy video released by USS Carl Vinson, MCS 3rd Class Christian M. Huntington.

The CMV-22B Osprey is the replacement for the C-2A Greyhound for the Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) mission. The CMV-22B will be Navy’s long-range, medium-lift element of aerial logistics and will transport personnel, mail and priority cargo from advance bases to the sea base.