Thursday, May 18, 2017

Severnaya Verf SY launches second Project 18280 intelligence-gathering ship for Russian Navy

Russian Navy's second Project 18280 intelligence-gathering ship Ivan Khurs was launched during a ceremony held at St. Petersburg’s Severnaya Verf Shipyard on May 16th. Ivan Khurs is the second of overall four planned vessels in the Yury Ivanov-class.

Named after Russian Vice-Admiral Ivan Khurs, the vessel is 95m long and displaces 4000 tons. It has a cruising range of 8000 nautical miles and is crewed by 131 sailors. Project 18280 ships are used for signals intelligence and electronic warfare in addition to fleet management roles. (Source: navaltoday.com, 17-May-2017)