Putin orders two more ‘Doomsday’ planes to control Russian armed forces Russische

Vladimir Putin gets two new state-of-the-art ‘Doomsday’ planes for use during a nuclear war.

The modified Ilyushin 96-400Ms allow the Russian leader to control troops and missiles during an atomic disaster.

The first of the new airborne command and control aircraft is now under construction, a military-industrial source said.

The Kremlin’s flying command aircraft will replace the existing Ilyushin Il-80 Maxdomes that are on permanent standby.

Vladimir Putin Gets Two New State-of-the-Art ‘Doomsday’ Planes For Use During Nuclear War

Modified Ilyushin 96-400Ms (pictured) allow Russian leader to command troops and missiles during nuclear disaster

Modified Ilyushin 96-400Ms (pictured) allow Russian leader to command troops and missiles during nuclear disaster

The aircraft are designed for the president and other senior military, security and ministerial officials in the event of a nuclear war.

The planes are accompanied by fighters and can be refueled in the air.

“The Russian aerospace forces will have two air command posts based on the Il-96-400M,” the source said.

“One is now in production.”

The project is called Zveno-3S and the aircraft is being adapted from the new Il 96-400M at the Voronezh Aviation Plant.

“The aircraft’s radio complex will make it possible to deliver orders to troops, strategic aviation, mobile and silo presses and submarines with strategic nuclear weapons within a 6,000 km (3,728 mi) radius,” Moskovsky Komsomolets reported.

The first of the new airborne command and control aircraft is now under construction, a military-industrial source said

The first of the new airborne command and control aircraft is now under construction, a military-industrial source said

The flying Kremlin command aircraft will replace the existing Ilyushin Il-80 Maxdomes (pictured) on permanent standby

The flying Kremlin command aircraft will replace the existing Ilyushin Il-80 Maxdomes (pictured) on permanent standby

The planes are designed for the president and other senior military, security and ministerial officials in the event of a nuclear war (photo: an IL-80 at Tolmachevo Airport, Novosibirsk, in 2016)

The planes are designed for the president and other senior military, security and ministerial officials in the event of a nuclear war (photo: an IL-80 at Tolmachevo Airport, Novosibirsk, in 2016)

A Russian Doomsday IL-80 aircraft is pictured during a Victory Day parade in Moscow.  The flight ranges of the new aircraft will double compared to the existing Doomsday aircraft

A Russian Doomsday IL-80 aircraft is pictured during a Victory Day parade in Moscow. The flight ranges of the new aircraft will double compared to the existing Doomsday aircraft

The flight ranges will double compared to the existing Doomsday aircraft.

In an embarrassing security flaw, one of four existing aircraft was infiltrated and robbed while undergoing renovations in the Russian city of Taganrog, on the Sea of ​​Azov.

Some 39 pieces of radio equipment were stolen after a cargo hatch was opened.

The equipment contained precious metals gold and platinum, which is believed to be a possible motive for the theft.

In an embarrassing security flaw, one of four existing aircraft was infiltrated and robbed while undergoing renovations in the Russian city of Taganrog, on the Sea of ​​Azov.  Local taxi driver Zhora Khachunts (pictured), 36, is being held for the embarrassing robbery.  He complains that he was made a scapegoat for the major security breach and theft, and denies any involvement

In an embarrassing security flaw, one of four existing aircraft was infiltrated and robbed while undergoing renovations in the Russian city of Taganrog, on the Sea of ​​Azov. Local taxi driver Zhora Khachunts (pictured), 36, is being held for the embarrassing robbery. He complains that he was made a scapegoat for the major security breach and theft, and denies any involvement

The new Russian Doomsday aircraft, the IL-96-400M, is on display at the Voronezh Aviation Plant under construction in May 2020

The new Russian Doomsday aircraft, the IL-96-400M, is on display at the Voronezh Aviation Plant under construction in May 2020

It weighed several kilograms.

Local taxi driver Zhora Khachunts, 36, has been arrested for the embarrassing robbery.

But he complains that he has been made a scapegoat for the major security breach and theft, and denies any involvement.

The American equivalent is the Boeing E-4B aircraft based on the 747 aircraft.

Beriev Aircraft Company's airport in Taganrog where the Doomsday plane parked

Beriev Aircraft Company’s airport in Taganrog where the Doomsday plane parked

IL-80 pictured at Tolmachevo Airport, Novosibirsk, in the snow in 2016

IL-80 pictured at Tolmachevo Airport, Novosibirsk, in the snow in 2016

The new Russian Doomsday aircraft is under construction at the Voronezh Aviation Plant in May 2020

The new Russian Doomsday aircraft is under construction at the Voronezh Aviation Plant in May 2020

Beriev Aircraft Company in Taganrog that would repair the Doomsday aircraft IL-80 and in which territory the theft of equipment was committed

Beriev Aircraft Company in Taganrog that would repair the Doomsday aircraft IL-80 and in which territory the theft of equipment was committed

A general view of the main building of the Voronezh Aviation Plant is depicted, where the new Doomsday aircraft is under construction

A general view of the main building of the Voronezh Aviation Plant is depicted, where the new Doomsday aircraft is under construction

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