“It is planned to replace [Il-80] with the Il-96-400M aircraft. This will significantly increase the time of combat duty of the air command post in the air and will increase the coverage area of command and control, ”the source said.
In May 2019 CNBC TV channel showed the inside air command center of the Air Force (Air Force) US E-4B Nightwatch, which is often referred to as aircraft “doomsday” or “doomsday”.
Doomsday aircraft are designed to control troops in the event of the destruction of ground command posts as a result of a nuclear strike. Currently, according to open sources, Russia has four Il-80s, created on the basis of Il-86. The USA has four E-4B Nightwatch.