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Il-80  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: 8
Also Known As: Doomsday plane
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Ilyushin Aviaton Complex and UAC
Parent System: Il-80
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: 9
Family Members: Il-80M
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Description: The Ilyushin Il-80 is an airborne command, control and communications (C3) platform designed to be used by the authorities of the Russian Federation in the event of nuclear war. The aircraft purpose is to give the Russian leadership the ability to command a counterstrike using conventional and nuclear weapons when ground facilities have been destroyed. The radar is fitted with a comprehensive communications suite with antenna bay mounted over the nose in a similar configuration used by the United States E-4B aircraft. Besides, the Il-80 features two under wing mounted pods and what seems to be a nose-mounted air refueling probe to extend its radius of operation. The Russian Air Force Il-80 platform is a modified Il-86/Il-96 airliner and was first showcased over Moscow's Red Square during the celebrations of the Victory Day in May 2010.

Il-80 Specifications

Number of Engines: 4
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Il-80 News

There are 2 news between
1 Dec 2015 and 28 Jul 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016Russian Ministry of Defense Takes Delivery of Il-96-400 Airborne Command System
Tuesday, December 1, 2015Russian Air Force to Receive Enhanced Il-80 Doomsday Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Russia8
YearHoldings
20148

Grand Total 81
Propulsion Systems
PS-90Ax4
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