Yury Ivanov-class intelligence ship

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Class overview
Builders: Severnaya Verf, St. Petersburg
Operators:  Russian Navy
Preceded by: Vishnya-class intelligence ship
Built: 2004–present
In commission: 2015–present
Planned: 4
Completed: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics
Type: Intelligence collection ship
Displacement: 4,000 tons full load
Length: 95 m
Beam: 16 m
Draught: 4 m
Range: 8,000 miles
Complement: 120
Armament: light anti-aircraft weapons

The Yuriy Ivanov-class (Project 18280) is a new type of Russian intelligence collection ship. The ship is designed by the JSC "Central Design Bureau Iceberg". The displacement of the ship is more than 4,000 tons, the cruising range not less than 8 thousand miles and its armament consists of light anti-aircraft weapons. The ship on its performance characteristics and capabilities is considerably superior to similar vessels of previous generations mainly due to the versatility and high level of automation and systems integration.[1] The vessels of this class are designed for providing communication. The first ship, the Yuriy Ivanov, was laid down in 2004 and was launched on 30 September 2013. The second ship, the Ivan Khurs, was launched on 16 May 2017.[2] Russia plans to build at least four such ships by 2020.[3]


Name Builders Laid down Launched Commissioned Fleet Status
Yuriy Ivanov Severnaya Verf, St. Petersburg 27 December 2004 30 September 2013 26 July 2015[4][5] Northern Fleet Active
Ivan Khurs Severnaya Verf, St. Petersburg 14 November 2013[6][7] 16 May 2017[8] 25 June 2018[9] Black Sea Fleet Active

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.armstrade.org/includes/periodics/news/2015/0727/104030321/detail.shtml
  2. ^ http://en.portnews.ru/news/239060/
  3. ^ "New Naval Communication Ship Floated Out in St. Petersburg | Defense | RIA Novosti". Saint Petersburg: RIA Novosti. 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  4. ^ http://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/2144616
  5. ^ http://vpk-news.ru/news/28030
  6. ^ http://navaltoday.com/2013/10/02/roussian-navys-new-ship-launched/
  7. ^ https://flotprom.ru/news/?ELEMENT_ID=156071
  8. ^ http://navaltoday.com/2017/05/17/russia-launches-second-project-18280-intelligence-gathering-ship/
  9. ^ "Russian Navy commissions 2nd Project 18280 ship Ivan Khurs". navaltoday.com. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.