Severnaya Verf Shipyard launches reconnaissance ship Ivan Khurs of Project 18280
Today, May 16, Severnaya Verf Shipyard (part of United Shipbuilding Corp.) floated out the Yuriy Ivanov-class intelligence collection vessel of Project 18280 “Ivan Khurs”, the shipbuilding company told PortNews.
Dock-side trials are scheduled for the end of this month. Outfitting will begin after the trials and will include connection to CPS of the ship distribution board, pre-commissioning of all onboard systems (FF systems, ventilation, fuel supply, water treatment unit, etc. Shipbuilders will prepare accommodation area for the crew, scheduled for July this year. One of the sea trials key phases is testing of the ship main propulsion system. The shipbuilders will have to complete about 170 mooring acceptance certificates.
Shipbuilder's trials are slated to begin in September. Acceptance and delivery ceremony for the Ivan Khurs is scheduled for the end of the year.
The ship design was developed by CDB Iceberg.
The reconnaissance ship was named after Vice-Admiral Ivan Khurs (09.29.1922- 12.28.2002), who had made an outstanding contribution to organizing and developing of the permanent naval intelligence service of the Soviet Navy. The Project 18280 communications ship is designed to provide communications and operations control to naval forces, to conduct electronic warfare, gathering radio and electronic intelligence and carrying out the surveillance.
The Ivan Khurs will replace the outdated previous class vessels. The communications vessel features improved performance and energy efficiency, automation control and excellent seaworthiness. The class flagship Yuri Ivanov was delivered to the Navy in 2014.
General characteristics: Displacement: 4,000 tonnes; LOA: 95m; Breadth: 16; Speed: 20 knots; Cruising range: 8,000 miles; Complement: 131.
Severnaya Verf Shipyard (formerly Putilovskaya Veft) is part of United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC). The shipyard founded back in 1912 today is a leading shipbuilding company of Russia’s defence sector. The shipyard has built in excess of 600 warships and commercial vessels, including battlecruisers, anti-aircraft ships, submarine chasers, destroyers, passenger ships, bulk cargo and container carriers, Ro-Ro ships, tugboats, PSVs, ferries and floating docks. The shipyard’s orderbook includes serial frigates, corvettes and other purpose vessels.
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 60 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and ship repair companies as well as leading naval architecture and marine engineering firms). Currently, USC consolidates about 80% of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.