The first Project-18280 intelligence ship Yury Ivanov has been handed over to the Russian Navy, a representative of the St.Petersbur-based Severnaya Verf (Northern shipyard) shipbuilding yard told TASS Wednesday.
The ship was laid down in 2004 and was launched in 2013. It's expected to be incorporated into the Northern Fleet. The second ship of that class, the Ivan Khurs, was laid down in November 2013. It's expected to be launched this year.
The vessel has a displacement of around 4,000 tons and a range of at least 8,000 nautical miles. The crew is around 120 people.
First published by TASS.
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