What this poorly researched article does not tell you is that the V-22 is not pressurized and offers a far lower ceiling than that of the C-2. This is important when flying much needed loads to a carrier group surrounded by terrible weather. Further, the the Osprey’s range is a third less than the C-2′s. I have had the pleasure to chat with a ton of C-2 crews over the years, and to put it simply the only replacement for a C-2, some 45 years after it’s birth, is another C-2. Please NAVAIR, just produce or rebuild the C-2 utilizing improvements from the E-2D Hawkeye program and be done with this Osprey nonsense.