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The Doomsday plane[1] is a "third-generation" Airborne Command Post operated by the Russian Air Force, based on the Ilyushin Il-96-400 commercial aircraft airframe.

The aircraft is apparently newly-built, as it was reported by the Il-96 production plant, Voronezh Aircraft Production Association, which produced this aircraft. Doomsday plane was delivered on 1 August 2016.[2]

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  1. ^ Russian Next-Generation 'Doomsday Plane' Finally Ready for Action,, 28 July 2016, accessed 29 July 2016
  2. ^ "1.08.2016: Ил-96-400 передан в эксплуатацию". 1 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.