New intelligence vessel for Northern Fleet

Russia's newest intelligence vessel "Yury Ivanov".

Russia’s Northern Fleet will get a new intelligence collecting vessel before the end of the year. “Yury Ivanov” is currently undergoing sea trials in the Gulf of Finland.


“Yury Ivanov” will be the Russian fleet’s largest vessel of its class. The 95 meters long and 16 meters wide vessel will have a displacement of 4000 tons and will be equipped with instruments for electronic intelligence collection.

This is the first ship of a new series of intelligence vessels, TASS reports. The vessel was laid down in 2004 and put on water in September 2013. The second vessel of the class, “Ivan Khurs”, was laid down in November 2013.

“Yury Ivanov” will be handed over to the Navy by the end of the year. According to website, it will be put in service in the Northern Fleet.