Sovereignty, independence and integrity of anycountry is provided by the army and depends directly on the defense capability of the state. The same is true in the republics of the post-Soviet space, including in the territory of Uzbekistan. The army of this state is considered to be one of the largest in Central Asia. Today, special attention is paid to this, as in the nineties, after the collapse of the USSR. Let's look at the defense capacity of this country in more detail, strength, service characteristics and problems.
Army of Uzbekistan
The USSR left each republic, in the pastconsisting in it, a great military potential and a lot of different equipment, military bases and other auxiliary elements. Most countries took advantage of this and began to develop their defenses. Therefore, the army of Uzbekistan in the world level has not become small, but has constantly increased its number and today it is one of the largest on the Asian continent.
But this is not surprising, the government of this countryspends annually 1.5 billion US dollars. These funds go to the development of their weapons and increase in numbers. The army of Uzbekistan, whose strength is shown in the table below, has a huge potential.
Today, there are many means of comparing the armed forces of different countries. Let's look at the world rankings, which will help to understand which army in Uzbekistan.
|Type of military weapons||Number according to public data|
|Citizens fit for military service in the army of Uzbekistan||13 311 936 people|
|Annual Appeal||About 600,000 people|
|Main troop strength||60,000 people|
As you can see, the armed forces of Uzbekistanpromising, and have a large number and excellent weapons. In the world rating of the Armed Forces this state has 48th position, among the CIS countries it ranks 3 rd. But the army of Uzbekistan has a certain list of problems. Let's look at them.
Corruption in the army of Uzbekistan and other problems
Service in the armed forces of the state is alwayswas considered very prestigious. A special dream for young men is the passage of military service in elite types of troops. But, according to the polls, it's very difficult to get into a certain type of troops in Uzbekistan, but usually only after giving a bribe. Unlike the Russian Federation, where they often pay to "cut off" from the service, and not get into the army. This is due to the fact that it is almost impossible for a regular citizen to get into the main grouping of troops, because its strength is only 60 thousand people per 30 million of the country's population.
Corruption usually occurs at the domestic level, in the military registration and enlistment office, to get one or another category, you need to give a bribe of about $ 300.
Land Equipment of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan
In the army of this Asian state is listeddifferent technique. According to public sources, the tanks, aircraft and infantry fighting vehicles of this country are in excellent condition. To understand what kind of army in Uzbekistan and the defense capacity of a given country, we offer this table for your reference.
|Type of equipment||Name and quantity (in units)|
|Tanks||T-72 (100), T-64 (170), T-62 (340)|
|BMP and BTR||BMD-1 (120), BRDM-2 (13), BMD-2 (9), BPM-2 (270), BTR-D (50), BTR-60 (24), BTR-70 (25), BTR -80 (210), BRM (6)|
|ACS||Nona-C (54), Carnation (18), Acacia (17), Peony (48)|
|Howitzer||D-30 (60), Hyacinth-B (140)|
|Multiplash Systems||Hail (60), Hurricane (48)|
|Operational-Tactical Missile Systems||OTRK Point (5)|
As you can see, the amount of technology is very large and is capable of containing any aggressive actions, including from terrorist and extremist groups.
Air force grouping
It is necessary not only to protect the stateearth, but also in the sky. For this, the army of Uzbekistan contains helicopters, fighter jets, bombers, ground attack aircraft. On arms of the country there is a large military-air grouping. The list of equipment is given in the table below.
|Type of aircraft||Name and quantity (pcs.)|
|Unmanned Aerial Vehicles||Pterodactyl - unknown number of units|
|Fighters||Multi-purpose fighters SU-27 (25), multipurpose fighter MiG-29 (30), fighter-bombers SU-17 (26)|
|Bombers and stormtroopers||Front-line bombers SU-24 (34), attack planes SU-25 (20)|
|Attack helicopters||Multipurpose helicopters MI-8 (52), transport combat helicopters MI-24 (29)|
In addition, the army of Uzbekistan includes air defense elements: S-75, S-125, S-200.
Fortunately, Uzbekistan did not enter into anyarmed conflicts with other states. The only military experience of this country is military clashes with terrorist and extremist groups. But the army of Uzbekistan is constantly training. The Ministry of Defense of this state conducts military exercises of all kinds.
General conclusions on the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan
To date, the army of this state up toIt is still considered one of the strongest in the CIS. The quality and quantity of it is overtaken only by the armed grouping of the Russian Federation and Ukraine. But gradually the army of Kazakhstan is catching up, because it is a more active update of the country's technical potential.
It's bad that the Ministry of Defense of Uzbekistan does not buy a new one, but uses old equipment. The armed forces, of course, modernize it, but this negatively affects the growth of potential.
Since the country has no combat experience, it is not knownthe exact number of working tanks, airplanes, infantry fighting vehicles, therefore it is impossible to judge the total strength of the Uzbek army, only according to publicly available data, which are based on the documentation provided to the media by the government. This is a drawback, but citizens are confident in their security - what is the main thing.