21:21 GMT28 July 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The forces of Russia's Eastern Military District have been monitoring French reconnaissance ship the Dupuy de Lome, which has been operating in the Sea of ​​Japan since 5 July, the Russian Defence Ministry's National Defence Control Centre said on Monday.

    "The Eastern Military District has been monitoring French naval reconnaissance ship the Dupuy de Lome, operating in the waters of the Sea of ​​Japan and the Strait of Tartary since 5 July 2021", the statement says.

    The Dupuy de Lome is tasked with conducting electronic intelligence. The ship’s equipment includes two navigation radars, satellite communication systems stations, a radar warning and identification station, and radio and electronic reconnaissance complexes.

    This equipment allows it to detect and analyse transmissions from various radars, as well as intercept and snoop on signals from communication systems (including satellites). It is capable of intercepting the most modern types of transmissions, including e-mail messages and mobile phone conversations.

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