Russia Launches Spy Ship To “Track All Elements” Of U.S. Missile Defense

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Russia Launches Spy Ship To “Track All Elements” Of U.S. Missile Defense
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Russia is aggressively modernizing its military by replacing the Soviet-era equipment with the latest hardware as its relations with the West continue to deteriorate. On Sunday, Moscow inducted a high-tech spy ship in the Northern Fleet of its navy in the presence of President Vladimir Putin.

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Russia rattled by the U.S. missile defenses

Russian navy spokesman Vladimir Matveev said the new spy ship was designed to gather intelligence and conduct electronic warfare. He said it would “track all elements of the U.S. missile defense system,” reports IHS Jane’s 360. The ship is named Admiral Yury Ivanov, and is the first under Project 18280 spy ships designed for the Russian Navy.

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The second vessel in the same class, Ivan Khurs, will be launched next year, said United Shipbuilding Corporation. Admiral Yury Ivanov is light on armaments, but heavy on advanced electronic equipment and sensors. It is specifically equipped to track the U.S. anti-missile defenses being outfitted on American warships.

U.S. missile defenses have rattled Russia in recent months. Moscow considers these defenses as an existential threat to its nuclear deterrence. Last month, Russia announced that it would add 40 new inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to its arsenal that will be capable of penetrating even the most advanced U.S. missile defenses.

The spy ship has advanced electronic warfare capabilities

Russia’s new ICBMs will be equipped with multiple nuclear warheads and countermeasures designed to confuse and evade American defenses in the event of a nuclear war. Russian media claims the latest spy ship can blast the air with electronic noise to jam communications, confuse enemy sensors, and make it almost impossible for the enemy to locate Russian forces.

What’s more, the spy ship also listens to the radio and other signals emitted by enemy forces, and gathers intelligence on foreign military’s electronic warfare capabilities. Celebrating the Navy Day on July 26, Russia said it would strengthen its naval forces in the Atlantic and Arctic as a response to increased NATO activities near its borders.

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  1. Russia’s invasion of Finland and theft of the Karelian isthmus in 1939/40, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia in 1939, the invasion of Poland in 1939, Moldova in 1991, Georgia 2008, Ukraine 2014. The murder of 100,000 Chechens and Dagastani 1990s who are still treated worse than any American Indian.
    Not to mention the invasions of the Tsarist period.
    Of course Russia did get its butt kicked in 1620 by Poland and not to forget its defeats by Lithuania before that. :o)

  2. 150 year old history doesn’t have anything to do with Russia’s 1960s fake spy ship.
    American Indians are treated quite well in Oklahoma.

  3. The muslim Moros fought the US in the Philippines and were soundly defeated before 1910. Were freed from the Japanese in 1944 and given their independence in July,1946.
    There was never any fighting in Guam other than killing the Japanese invaders there. The Chamorro people of Guam were happy to become an American Terroritory
    The USS Main was not blown up by the USA and yes the USA whipped the Spanish in Cuba and in the Philippines in 1898.
    Puerto Rico is glad to be a US territory simply because they like the US citizenship and ability to migrate to the USA.
    Russians like you really are stupid. :o)

  4. What makes a Russian turd like you think we need immigrants to fight.
    The US has 2,400,000 military personnel now.
    And to answer your question Mexican immigrants fought in large numbers in WW II, Korea, etc., etc.. They earn citizenship for their service.
    Do you think that Chechens or the Dagestani will fight for Russia ?

  5. 1st and most obvious point.
    You are a St. Petersburg Russian troll living in Putin’s dream world.
    The US is strong enough to destroy Russia and China combined at the same time if need be.
    Russia’s military is obsolete. China’s military isn’t that good enough either.
    The bulls**t spy ship isn’t equipped with the military technology that it takes to do what Russia claims that it can. :o)
    Russia doesn’t have it.
    Western Russia will be destroyed is less than 10 minutes.
    Russia is surrounded by American nuclear armed subs. China will fight alright. China will roll over the Russian forces in Siberia taking back What Russia stole from China at the end of WW II and then take what is left.
    Don’t believe for a second that China will go to war for Russia.
    How is the pipeline going that Russia was going to sell China all of that gas working so far ? Where is all of the money that China was supposed to lend to Russia ?
    China only does what is good for China. :o)

  6. Putin only hate the homosexuals because he is homosexual riding horse with no shirt just like hitler hate the jew because he was the jew

  7. Russia is preparing for war. Russia leaders are indoctrinating their youth and overall population to HATE America.
    They are already thirsting for our blood.
    Even if the current generation of scumbag Russian leaders manage to contain themselves and avoid starting a war their hate filled youth will grow up hating us even more. War WILL BE the result.
    After Russia starts THE BIG ONE (which they will, of course, blame on US) China (n korea? venezuala?) will join in.
    Will nato, Canada, Australia, Israel help us or just watch on sidelines?
    US WILL BE destroyed.
    Is Us strong enough to also destroy Russia and china?
    Will Russia and china be able to neutralize our offensive weapons?
    will any damage we are able to apply to Russia and china be enough to destroy them?
    or will china and Russia survive?
    My guess;
    Russia and china destroy US
    Us does minimal damage to Russia and china
    nato and Australia beg for their lives and surrender to Russia and china
    china and Russia take over US, slaughter remaining citizens (slaughtering innocent people is number one joy for Russians and Chinese)
    word now ruled by Russia and china
    next question; can china and Russia coexist now that they have joint control of world?

  8. What was happened to modern Russia?The Kremlin’s network of professional propaganda-spewing internet trolls is large. There are thousands of Russians who work full-time jobs, publishing social media updates, internet comments and blog posts specifically designed to form abhorrence for the USA, EU, NATO, CIA and Ukraine. And their trolling may not be limited to the web. Please take a look this interesting video about the similar features of the Russian Internet propaganda trolls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlCx-TLTGpc&feature=youtu.be

  9. I just don’t know how this ship will handle US anti-ballistic missile defense brought in by 14 Burke Class destroyers and 2 Ticonderoga Class cruisers. With only 2 of this “spy” ships to cover thousands of miles? How far can their systems go? The latest test of SM-3IIA was a joint venture with Japan. SM-3IIA have a range of 1,500 miles, more than what this spy ship can handle. And US early warning system is far efficient that Russia’s notwithstanding Russia’s ailing ballistic missile satellites that are bound to fall out of the sky soon! lol Of course, Russia is very worried with SM-3IIA’s ability to kill ballistic missiles from early mid-flights and was intended to intercept Topol-M and Bulavas.

  10. Wow, a solvent way to patch up Russia’s falling satellites missile monitoring system that left the country vulnerable to any Western ballistic missile attacks! lol And the solution? An old ship converted for radar detection station? Cheap shots I should say, but Russia won’t care if its from the 60s or not. lol

  11. If one uses common sense on all articles published about Russia’s and China’s miliary innovations it’s all about how to defend themselves against USA’s weaponries so straight from the shoulder and indubitably contending, both countries are inferior. Their recent acts as the bone of contention, explicated the fact that USA is way ahead and both countries are merely trying in vain to cope up and such naked realityaffirms the overview of some analysts that in case WW3 starts today both communist countries are no match to USA correlative to the saying “you’re just starting while I’m going home>”

  12. what the russian and chinese doesn’t know US have all the capabilities in any type of war, we, US can easily switch from high tech to manually, EMS is under US studies for so long already, we have all the defensive and offensive way to counter any foreign threat. Please US is not naive, continuous research in all aspect on defense has been going for centuries, so don’t under estimate what we can do.

  13. How about the Guantanamo Base in Cuba (it forced Cuba to give up the base, or they would not get their independence, and the risked ending up a colony of the US like Puerto Rico did), it kept Puerto Rico as a colony against their will, Guam and the Philippines (they fought the US for years, and gained it’s freedom from the US after WWII). The US invaded Cuba, after it blew up it’s own ship (the USS Maine) in Habana’s harbor in order to have an excuse to flight Spain and take it’s lasts colonies. Read some history, before making untrue statements!

  14. lol Russia’s ” black holes ” are parked with the biggest fastest ICBM’S known to man all around the US. Hell even cheap China sub’s pop up in the middle of US drills undetected off the coast, and launch.

  15. Using Economic Warfare the BANKSTERS have all but Conquered the entire planet. Save for NK, Iran and Syria and maybe a couple smaller outposts. Consider the theft of Gold from Ukraine and Libya as recent examples.

    Spreading Democracy by force for over 100 years. Their Goal is to make you think you are Liberated by introducing Democracy. They show their Love by introducing the theft of your labor through “USURY”

    Ain’ that just special of them?

  16. You talk like as if Russia doesn’t have submarines. If an all out war broke out, do you really think the illegal aliens would be willing to die for America

  17. That song called “Annexation of Crimea” is becoming too old. It’s no longer on the top 5 billboard of the world’s most popular songs

  18. Russia is shaking in her boots, she does not know where US trident submarines are…..Russia, I’ll give you a hint, they are parked somewhere in Russian ports !

  19. Russia is concerned about US “defensive” hardware, all the while conducting offensive military action in a sovereign neighboring nation.

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