Air Force One is the official air traffic control call sign for a United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. - Wikipedia

Do any other nations have an equivalent call sign for an aircraft carrying their head of state?

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    $\begingroup$ I think many countries do, but most probably treat it as a military secret for obvious reasons. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 7, 2018 at 7:45

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It is all in your link (in the "See Also"), E.g.:

Note: Often it is better to disguise who the airplane is transporting (especially when flying above a lot of different countries), and often the president has not so much power ("nuclear football"), so a hired jet it is enough, no need to communicate home.


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