New African military profile: Uganda

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force is focusing on implementing its Defence Strategic Infrastructural Investment Plan (DSIIP), which is professionalising the military and building its capacity, with the help of recent oil money. In spite of acquisitions like six Su-30 fighters, much of the defence budget goes towards operational and personnel requirements, especially due to involvement in Somalia and combatting various rebel groups. Click here to learn more about Uganda’s military.