Russian President Vladimir Putin has directed the building of two new so-called “Doomsday” planes that would perform as command and command facilities in the celebration of a devastating nuclear conflict.
The plane are intended to ferry Russia’s prime management to security in the celebration of an attack and permit them to keep on being in touch with the armed forces. The planes are accompanied by fighter jets and are windowless conserve for the cockpit.
The condition-operate information agency RIA-Novosti described Monday that design on the very first of the two aircraft is underway in the central Russian city of Voronezh. The report famous that the construction of a 3rd aircraft is also a possibility.
The new planes will be modified Ilyushin Il-96 airliners and exchange the present Doomsday Ilyushin Il-80s, which have been in support given that the late 1980s. RIA Novosti described that the new planes are predicted to have twice the flight array of their predecessors and will help the Kremlin’s best brass to give orders to land-primarily based, submarine and airborne nuclear missile launchers within a range of