Uzbekistan Military - 2021


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Military and security forces

Armed Forces of Uzbekistan: Army, Air and Air Defense Forces; National Guard; Ministry of Internal Affairs: Internal Security Troops (2021)

Military expenditures

4% of GDP (2018)

3.5% of GDP (2010)

country comparison to the world: 16

Military and security service personnel strengths

information varies; approximately 50-60,000 total active troops (2021)

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

the Uzbek Armed Forces use mainly Soviet-era equipment, although since 2010 they have received weapons and aircraft from a variety of sources, including China, France, Russia, Spain, Turkey, and the US (2020)

Military service age and obligation

18-27 years of age for compulsory military service; 1-year conscript service obligation for males (conscripts have the option of paying for a shorter service of one month while remaining in the reserves until the age of 27); Uzbek citizens who have completed their service terms in the armed forces have privileges in employment and admission to higher educational institutions (2019)

NOTE: The information regarding Uzbekistan on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uzbekistan 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uzbekistan 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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