The Arabic-language website of Sputnik reported that the Russian reconnaissance ship that has arrived in the Mediterranean Sea has been designed for detecting and intelligence operations, adding that the ship has been deployed in a region near the Syrian coast.
It went on to say that the ship’s experts are capable of tracing the location and time of the US possible missile attack on Syria.
In the meantime, a Russian military expert said that Yuri Ivanov ship is capable of detecting the US Navy’s missile attack in the Mediterranean Sea, FARS News reports.
Russian Navy’s Yuri Ivanov reconnaissance ship has arrived in the Mediterranean Sea in order to inform the Syrian Army’s air defense units of any impending US airstrikes, a Russian media outlet reported on Sunday.
The Ship can keep gather intel on enemy ships and aircraft and cripple their electronic warfare systems
“The vessel is designed to provide communication and control of fleet forces, conduct electronic warfare, radio and electronic intelligence, tagging of surveillance components of the US missile defense system and naval SAM components,” Ria Novosti had quoted Anatoly Shlemov, the head of the Defense Procurement and Acquisition department of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, told RIA Novosti earlier this month.
The Admiral Yuri Ivanov has a displacement of over 4,000 tons and a cruising range of 8,000 nautical miles. Defense News reports.
Earlier this week, the Russian Ministry of Defense warned that the so-called White Helmets had delivered a large shipment of toxic substances to local armed militant groups that have been plotting to stage a chemical attack in the Syrian province of Idlib.
The Gibraltar Chronicle cited the US Department of Defense as saying that the submarine’s arrival was a “scheduled logistical visit.”
— Gibraltar Chronicle (@GibChronicle) September 8, 2018
Over the past two weeks, there has been a great deal of speculation about the possibility of a chemical weapons attack in Syria, with Russian military officials warning of an upcoming provocation that would trigger a new round of Western strikes against Bashar Assad’s government.
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