The following article was contributed by the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Seoul for publication by The Korea Post media, publisher of 3 English and 2 Korean-language news publications since 1985.—Ed.
On January 13, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the National Defense Control Center of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The center, organized in the Ministry of Defense and incorporating the most modern forms of command and control, is designed to coordinate the activities of all the power structures of the country.
The complex provides the possibility of operational control and real-time monitoring of the air border of the country, the process of combat training in training centers and training grounds, as well as control over the actions of units through trunking communications.
Information is collected and systematic monitoring of the progress of reforms in the sphere, participation and cooperation of the military administrative sectors in this process, daily and combat activities of the troops are carried out through the center.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the conditions and opportunities created in the center, gave instructions on establishing the effective functioning of the center and its integration into the defense system.
“This center should become a support structure in ensuring the military security of our country. It is necessary to develop a software and hardware complex for the center together with the Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications”, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
At the National Defense Control Center President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired an expanded meeting of the Security Council.
The event was attended by members of the Security Council, the command staff of the Armed Forces, heads of the military administrative sectors, as well as representatives of state and public organizations.
It has become a good tradition to hold such meetings every year on the eve of the Defender of Motherland Day. This year Uzbekistan celebrates the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Armed Forces. At the meeting, the Head of the state congratulated all servicemen and veterans on the holiday.
At the meeting, the results of the activities of the Armed Forces and the military administrative sectors in 2021 were analyzed and priority tasks for the future were identified.
As a result of comprehensive measures taken in all areas of military construction, both the appearance of our national army and the level of readiness of the troops have changed over the past five years. Infrastructure in military units and training grounds, conditions for soldiers and officers improved. The fact that our military personnel took second place at the International Army Games 2021 is also the result of the development of the sphere.
This work is consistently continuing. The capabilities of combat units are expanding. A new system of protection of the state border is being introduced.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan focused on the issues of personnel training and the introduction of advanced techniques. The need for advanced training of military teachers and the transformation of the Academy of the Armed Forces into a center of military science was noted. The task was set to effectively integrate the recently created Institute of Military Heritage and Modern Research into the system of military education and scientific activity.
Providing the Armed Forces with modern weapons and military equipment, modernizing the existing ones will also be one of the priorities in military development.
Instruction was given to adopting a conceptual program for further development of the Armed Forces in 2022-2026 based on these goals and the nature of modern threats.
It was also instructed to bring the activities of the General Staff of the Armed Forces to a qualitatively new level, to strengthen the air defense system.
It was noted that in the current situation of increasing threats in the global information space, the urgency of ensuring information security, protecting young people from alien ideas, psychological training of military personnel and strengthening fighting spirit is growing.
It was noted that the commanding staff should improve the skills of planning modern operations, rational command and control of troops, and the effective use of available forces and means.
It is important to create a reserve of promising personnel for leadership and command positions, gradually prepare and appoint them to these positions on a competitive basis.
In modern conditions of increased dynamics and the emergence of new methods of conducting combat operations, success largely depends on the actions of small units led by sergeant commanders. In this regard, the task was set to radically improve the system of training instructor sergeants for the Armed Forces.
Tasks were set to positively address the population’s appeals, improve the social, engineering and communication infrastructure at places, ensure abundance in the market and price stability.
“Ensuring the security, peace and tranquility of our people remains the top priority today and will remain so in the future. Because only peace and tranquility are the main guarantees of the comprehensive development of our country. The new year 2022 should be decisive in all spheres, including in the Armed Forces”, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan said.