The new Russian aircraft will take over the role of the command and control of the Russian Army, in the event of a nuclear war, new aircraft built on the basis of Il-96-400M in Voronezh.
The Russian Aerospace Forces will receive two such aircraft. One of them is in production. It is also possible that in the future the Russian Army will order a third air command post.
RIA Novosti makes it clear that the project is called “Link-3C”. The aircraft’s radio complex will make it possible to communicate with submarines carrying nuclear weapons, as well as mobile missile launchers and silos within a radius of 6,000 km. When in operation, the doomsday plane will be accompanied by a fighter throughout the journey, this vehicle also has the ability to refuel to increase the range twice. The new aircraft will replace the old and decommissioned Il-80.