It is sensitive information as it holds encryption data. But it's just old. I mean, now they will be forced to upgrade and change codes/encyptiond but still.
I still think it's some kind of honeypot.
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In May 2019, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said that research and development work on the modernization of air command posts based on the Il-80 and Il-82 aircraft had been completed in Russia and work had begun on the re-equipment of existing aircraft.
In October of this year, TASS, citing its source in the aircraft industry, reported that the air command and control points were planned to be transferred from the Il-80 to the Il-96-400M.
George1 wrote:BTW of the remaining il-80s only one is in flying condition ? (which had been modernized before some years i remember)
i know that they will be replaced by new platform based on il-96
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no it's not. tensions will get high well before any ICBMs r used. They may have 1-2 fueled up with crews inside 24/7 just like AD interceptors on alert on USN CVNs. Also, in civil unrest/war/terrorist attack situations it may be useful- on 9/11/01, President Bush stayed in the air for 8 hours on AF1 with poor communications.Isos wrote:That's a useless plane.
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GarryB wrote:Nuclear strikes don't come out of the blue, and such plans would come to the ears of spies or people who just don't like the plan and want to break it, so the Russians at times of high tension would move Putin to the plane and have him flying around so he can't be targeted by long range missiles but can still issue commands and receive current information about what is happening.
FYI, the order for SSBNs will come via TACAMO plane(s) based at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma. Their increased air activity will be detected by space assets.Actually they come out of the blue. Ocean's blue.
You don't have a premptive message warning you they will be launched.
Actually they come out of the blue. Ocean's blue.
You don't have a premptive message warning you they will be launched. You just know when they are in the air flying toward you.
So the president don't have time to go tp the airport from his bunker. Unless if he is already in the plane, it will be useless.
as well as IL-82s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRURqg7-W9AThe Il-80 and any Il-96s converted to the role will be used in the areas they are to command and control Russian forces...