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Russia to Switch to Il-96-400M for Doomsday

Russia to Switch to Il-96-400M for Doomsday 15 October, 2020

According to TASS agency, Russia’s new Airborne Command Post will be built on the basis of an Il-96-400M long-haul wide-body aircraft. Currently, an Il-80 plane is used for the purpose.

Airborne Command Post aircraft is designed for use in the event of a nuclear war or a major disaster in case ground-based command infrastructure cannot be used.

According to open-access sources, the Russian armed forces currently have four such planes in service.

Russia to Switch to Il-96-400M for Doomsday

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