Russia Working On New Command & Control Aircraft To Replace Il-80 - Source
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 26th July, 2021) Russia is developing a new airborne command and control aircraft, to replace the Ilyushin Il-80, a source in the military-industrial complex told Sputnik.
"The Russian Aerospace Forces will receive two air command posts based on the Il-96-400M.
One is in production," the source said, adding that, in the future, an order for a third command and control aircraft is not ruled out.
According to the source, the new aircraft will replace the Il-80 airborne command and control aircraft modified from the Ilyushin Il-86 airliner. The Ilyushin Il-80 is meant to be used as an airborne command center in the event of a nuclear war.