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Marine Tiltrotor Test and Development Squadron 22



VMX-22 was activated 28 August 2003 at New River, North Carolina, and is a joint USMC/USAF Operational Test and Development Squadron, under operational command of Commander, Operational Test Force.

The squadron's mission is to conduct operational testing and evaluation of all current and future tilt rotor aircraft, including the MV/CV-22. The "Argonauts" are slated to assume the OT&E role for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the CH-53K.

Home base for the squadron is MCAS New River, North Carolina, but plans call for the squadron to relocate to MCAS Yuma in 2015.


2003 -

Activated 28 August 2003 at MCAS New River, NC.


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  • Nickname: Argonauts
  • Tailcode: MX
  • Aircraft: MV-22B
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