|The Georgiy Pobedonosets and Navigator facing each other in Øresund. A Danish|
fishing vessel is observing the meeting.
This afternoon the Polish Navy's "spy ship" Navigator (its international call sign is SPWY!) and the Russian Navy's Ropucha class tank landing ship Georgiy Pobedonosets were within shouting distance from each other in Øresund, close to Helsingør.
|The Navigator is slowly going southwards, while the Georgiy Pobedonosets (112.5 m x 15 m)|
is going "full steam" northwards.
|A closer look at the Russian landing ship.|
The Navigator most certainly had a great opportunity to test its brand new state of the art optoelectronic recognition and the integrated communication and navigation systems.
|The Navigator in a foggy and rainy Øresund.|
In January the Naval Shipyard Gdynia reported about the modernization of the
74 m x 12 m Navigator:
The modernization was a very difficult challenge for the Shipyard in hitherto realized projects.
Modern systems of the optoelectronic recognition and the integrated communication and navigation system were installed.
The Georgiy Pobedonosets did not have its AIS on when it was going northwards in the Sound, which is why its destination remains unknown at this stage. A year ago the Georgiy Pobedonosets was one of the ships that Russia sent to the Mediterranean in connection with the crisis in Syria.