The recent grounding of the entire V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft fleet, following a fatal Air Force crash off Japan, is affecting military operations across various services and sparking concerns about the aircraft’s safety. Despite this, Navy officials report effectively managing the impact on operations. The carrier Carl Vinson, currently the only deployed carrier impacted by the grounding, is utilizing alternative logistical methods, including using C-2A Greyhound aircraft and other options for transporting people and supplies. The Osprey, which offers greater range and cargo capacity than the Greyhounds, was introduced to the Navy in 2021 and is considered a critical component of the future air wing, which includes advanced platforms like F-35 fighter jets. Naval Air Forces reaffirmed their commitment to updating capabilities and enhancing tactics for high-end combat, highlighting the continued evolution and strengthening of carrier air wings.