Yury Ivanov-class intelligence ship
|Builders:||Severnaya Verf, St. Petersburg|
|Preceded by:||Vishnya-class intelligence ship|
|Type:||Intelligence collection ship|
|Displacement:||4,000 tons full load|
|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. 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. Russia plans to build at least four such ships by 2020.
|Yuriy Ivanov||Severnaya Verf, St. Petersburg||27 December 2004||30 September 2013||26 July 2015||Northern Fleet||Active|
|Ivan Khurs||Severnaya Verf, St. Petersburg||14 November 2013||16 May 2017||25 June 2018||Black Sea Fleet||Active|
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- "Russian Navy commissions 2nd Project 18280 ship Ivan Khurs". navaltoday.com. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.