The Drive named the consequences of the theft of radio equipment from the IL-80 command post

Unidentified persons entered one of the Russian Doomsday Il-80 aircraft (NATO classification: Maxdome), detailed information about which is classified, and stole radio equipment from it. The theft of equipment took place on board a strategic air command post designed to operate in a threatened period and during conflicts of any intensity, including nuclear, writes the American edition of The Drive.

Russian media reported that this Il-80 was sent for repairs and was at one of the airfields in the Rostov region. But when exactly “unknown persons opened the cargo hatch” and stole what is called “radio equipment” was not given. It was clarified that an investigation was underway and law enforcement officers talked with representatives of Beriev's company.

In this regard, it can be assumed that the plane is located at the facility of this company in Taganrog near the Sea of ​​Azov and the emergency happened there. Beriev's company is not only a well-known design bureau and manufacturer of amphibious aircraft, it is also responsible for equipping and modernizing the equipment of some special aircraft.

The Russian military has four Il-80s, which are based in Chkalovsky (Moscow region), together with Il-82 relay aircraft. They are assigned to a special unit of the Airborne Forces, which is subordinate to the National Center for Defense Control of the General Staff of the Russian Federation.

In the event of a full-scale war, the Il-80 will carry the country's leadership. In peacetime, this is done by a civil organization - SLO "Russia". IL-80s have good protection against the consequences of a nuclear explosion and are a fully integrated part of the Russian nuclear forces control system. The head of state, while on board such an aircraft, will be able to give an order to use nuclear weapons and make other important decisions.

Since 2008, the Russians have been modernizing these aircraft. It is known that the new equipment has already been installed on at least two Il-80s. So it is likely that the plane? located in Taganrog and becoming a victim of kidnappers, flew there to replace old equipment with new.

It is not surprising that the type of "radio equipment" stolen from the Il-80 in Taganrog has not been disclosed. There were attempts to pass off the incident as "theft of scrap metal." Perhaps the most important elements were previously removed from the aircraft, or at least protected from prying eyes.

The break-in could not jeopardize the structure of Russia's strategic command, because this aircraft was not in a state of readiness or any normal operation. However, the fact that intruders have entered this plane - a strategic asset that is of key importance for the nuclear deterrence of the country, and even at such a facility - raises alarm and serious concern.

The level of security at Russian airbases also raises a number of questions, especially those that have a dual purpose - that is, used by both military and civilian aircraft.
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  1. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 8 December 2020 14: 11
    Hoh, someone is too relaxed and lives a life too easy. Perhaps dismissal or a link to the mines would be a good example for those who are too relaxed.
    1. Gennady1959 Offline Gennady1959
      Gennady1959 (Gennady) 9 December 2020 22: 41
      I wonder who put the minuses to the comments that call for punishing the gouging who made this?
  2. Oleshko2 Offline Oleshko2
    Oleshko2 (Oleg) 8 December 2020 14: 57
    They often relax the higher ranks and the leadership, but instead of pills, confiscations and links to mines, they scold and appoint a new place. And they will definitely find the last one, or they will say that at the cargo hatch the wire fell off and the equipment fell out ...
  3. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 8 December 2020 15: 40
    Needless to say, just mats, simple words cannot be expressed here.
  4. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 9 December 2020 07: 28
    For such acts, the punishment should be the most severe and inevitable. Something in the south of Russia is a bit too much, as it were, accidental fires, accidents, so it came to the defense industry. And next to it is the square, which goes out of its way to spoil us.
  5. Dmitry Donskoy Offline Dmitry Donskoy
    Dmitry Donskoy (Dmitry Donskoy) 9 December 2020 11: 10
    These are the Ukrainians, no one but them, or NATO
  6. Gennady1959 Offline Gennady1959
    Gennady1959 (Gennady) 9 December 2020 22: 35
    The fish rots from the head.
  7. Gennady1959 Offline Gennady1959
    Gennady1959 (Gennady) 9 December 2020 22: 37
    Interestingly, the nuclear suitcase was not stolen from Putin? Or has it been sold to the Americans long ago? Damn, the KGB men suck, they only know how to sell their homeland wholesale and retail.