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.