Vishnya class (also known as the Meridian class) are a group of intelligence collection
ships built for the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. The ships continue in service with
the Russian Navy. These ships are large, purpose built ships designed for SIGINT
and COMINT electronic intelligence via an extensive array of sensors. The data
could be transmitted to shore via satellite link antennas. The ships are armed
with two AK-306 close-in weapon systems and SAM launchers.
ship Odograf laid down at the Stocznia Polnocna Shipyard (Gdansk, Poland), yard
No.864/7, commissioned in 1988 and was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.
January 1996 the ship was transferred to the Northern Fleet.
In April 2004
the ship was renamed to Viktor Leonov.
| Displacement (tons):|
7000 nmi (16 knots)|
hp Sulzer 12AV25/30 diesels, 2x150 hp electric motors, 2 fixed pitch propellers,
4x500 kW diesel generators |
9K38 Igla SAM system launchers (16 9M39 missiles)|
2x6 30 mm AK-306
Vaygach-U navigation radar, MG-349 Ros-K sonar, MGP-303 sonar, special electronic
intelligence equipment: Profil-M, Rotor-S, Prokhlada, Vizir, Konus|