Cluster Munition Ban Policy

Last updated: 26 June 2018

Summary: Non-signatory Uzbekistan has never commented on cluster munitions or its position on acceding to the convention. Uzbekistan has never participated in a meeting of the convention. It abstained from voting on a key United Nations (UN) resolution supporting the convention in December 2017. Uzbekistan is not known to have used, produced, or exported cluster munitions, but it has inherited a stockpile from the Soviet Union.


The Republic of Uzbekistan has not acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Uzbekistan has never attended a meeting on or made a public statement on cluster munitions.

Uzbekistan did not participate in the Oslo Process that created the convention.

In December 2017, Uzbekistan abstained from the vote on a UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution thatcalls on states outside the Convention on Cluster Munitionsto “join as soon as possible.”[1]

Uzbekistan is not party to the Mine Ban Treaty. It is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.

Use, production, transfer, and stockpiling

Uzbekistan is not known to have used, produced, or exported cluster munitions, but it has a stockpile inherited from the Soviet Union.

According to Jane’s Information Group, KMG-U dispensers are in service with Uzbekistan’s air force.[2] It also possesses Grad122mm and Uragan220mm surface-to-surface rockets, but it is not known if these include versions with submunition payloads.[3]

[1]Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions,” UNGA Resolution 72/54, 4 December 2017. Uzbekistan abstained from voting on the previous UNGA resolutions on the convention in2015 and 2016.

[2] Robert Hewson, ed., Jane’s Air-Launched Weapons, Issue 44 (Surrey, UK: Jane’s Information Group Limited, 2004), p. 848.

[3] International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance 2011 (London: Routledge, 2011), p. 280.