//Russia starts working on new doomsday aircraft based on Ilyushin Il-96-400M

Russia starts working on new doomsday aircraft based on Ilyushin Il-96-400M

The construction of the new “Doomsday aircraft” has begun in Voronezh. The aircraft to command and control troops in the event of a nuclear war is being built on the basis of the new wide-body Ilyushin Il-96-400M, RIA Novosti reports with reference to a source in the Russian defence industry. 
The Russian Aerospace Forces will receive two of such aircraft. In the future, it will be possible to order a third airborne operations center. 
The project is known as Zveno-3″. The electronic equipment of the aircraft will make it possible to deliver orders to ground and submarine-based launchers within the range of 6,000 kilometers.