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UPDF, Norinco establishing UAV workshop in Uganda as defence indigenisation efforts...

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Uganda is making great strides building up its local defence industry, ranging from armoured vehicle assembly to aircraft maintenance, with unmanned aerial vehicles now...

UPDF goes hands-on to learn from Kenya, South Africa

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) is actively connecting to other African defence forces by building relationships, sharing ideas and experiences, and addressing challenges. In...

For MONUSCO it’s civilian protection as usual notwithstanding pending closure

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That the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will wrap up at year-end is a definite but it...

Ugandan team clears major Somali supply route of IEDs

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The start of a new year in peacekeeping operations is – by and large – another day of operations ranging from convoy escort and...

Terror in Uganda: what’s driving the Islamic State-linked rebels

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The Islamic State Central Africa Province recently attacked and killed two foreign tourists and a citizen in a Ugandan nature park. Located in the...

Uganda commissions first locally overhauled Mi-24

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has reached a significant milestone regarding the domestic maintenance of its fleet after President Yoweri Museveni commissioned the...

UPDF battalion ATMIS rotation

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Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) Battle Group 35 was commended for “distinguished and steadfast service” in Somalia as part of African Union AU) transition...

EACRF Ugandan contingent forces M23 from DR Congo’s Rutshuru

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The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF) contingent in the East African Community Regional Force (EACRF) dislodged M23 rebel group elements from strategic positions in...

Next Ugandan rotation ready for DR Congo deployment

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Ahead of moving into eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) contingent was told they would be on the...

Russian attack helicopters turned the tide against the LRA – UPDF

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force’s (UPDF’s) Russian attack helicopter fleet - which now includes Mi-28NEs -  helped turn the tide in the fight against...

UN delegation meets senior Ugandan military officers in search for peace

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A United Nations (UN) delegation seeking facts on peace and security in the troubled Great Lakes part of Africa was hosted by the Uganda...

Ugandan troops doing good work – land force commander

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The commander of the land force of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) told a passing-out parade of Gombolola internal security officers (GISOs) at...

UPDF delegation in Simon’s Town

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) delegation visiting South African military museums interrupted its study tour for a courtesy call on Flag Officer Fleet...

Uganda acquires Mi-28 attack helicopters

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) appears to be a new operator of the Mil Mi-28 attack helicopter, which has been spotted for the...

ISS: Ugandan soldiers in Cabo Delgado could add fuel to the...

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni recently announced his intention to provide military and economic support to Mozambique to help fight violent extremism in the northern...

Uganda contracts India’s HAL to maintain Su-30 fleet

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Uganda has awarded Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) a contract to maintain and support its Su-30 combat aircraft fleet in a historic deal. The MoU was...

Uganda operating MALE UAV

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) is operating a new medium-altitude, long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), believed to be the Israeli Hermes...

Uganda commissions helicopter MRO facility

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned a helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility, which is refurbishing Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) Mi-24 helicopters. The...

Uganda commissions new infantry fighting vehicle

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has commissioned the locally manufactured Chui (Leopard) infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), which is based on Twiga’s recently launched...

Ugandan military loses another helicopter

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has lost an AB 206 helicopter in a crash that killed one of the pilots. The aircraft (serial AF-317,...

Uganda strengthens its L-39 fleet

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The Uganda People’s Defence Air Force is operating a growing number of L-39 jet trainers, taking delivery of second hand examples and refurbishing its...

Uganda People’s Defence Force

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Uganda People’s Defence Force 1. Order of battle 2. Overview 3. Defence economics 4: State of military forces 5: Country threat report 6: Major external deployments   Order of Battle Total...

Royal Marines train Ugandan military in maritime operations

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Royal Marines and their Reservist counterparts have spent four weeks training the Uganda People’s Defence Force in maritime operations. 1 Assault Group Marines (1AGRM) travelled...

Uganda takes South African patrol boats into service

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The Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) has taken into service four 850 Military Patrol Boats (MPB) built in South Africa and supplied...

US donates vehicles, equipment to Uganda

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The United States has donated equipment and vehicles, including three armoured trucks, to the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) to support its...

Ugandan soldiers complete training in US

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Members of the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) recently completed Joint Readiness Training Centre rotation 18-04 at Fort Polk, Louisiana. US Army...

US Army Africa commander meets with Uganda chief of defense

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U.S. Army Africa Commander Maj. Gen. Joseph P. Harrington met with Gen. David Muhoozi, the Uganda Peoples Defense Force chief of defense...

Uganda displays T-90, Type 85 tanks

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The Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) has for the first time displayed its T-90 main battle tanks as well as Chinese Type...

Uganda People’s Defense Force hold historic engineering graduation

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Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander Brig. Gen. David Furness attended the graduation ceremony for 60 engineers from Uganda People's Defense...

SANDF Chief of Staff visits Uganda

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief of staff Lieutenant General Vusi Masondo has visited Uganda with the aim of strengthening bilateral...

Ugandan soldiers train with US Joint Readiness Training Centre

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A group of 19 personnel from the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) participated in rotation 17-05 with the US military's Joint Readiness...

Uganda provides support to AMISOM in Somalia

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In late March the east African country of Uganda took ownership of equipment from the United States as part of an ongoing...

U.S. Marines and Ugandan soldiers fortify engineering skills

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U.S. Marines and Uganda People's Defense Force soldiers completed an exercise to refine the UPDF's civil engineering proficiency Nov. 23, 2015. Special-Purpose Marine...

U.S. Marines training Ugandan military

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U.S. Marines and sailors are helping build the engineering and logistical capabilities of the Uganda People's Defense Force at Camp Singo, Uganda. This...

Uganda says 12 of its soldiers killed in Islamist attack in...

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Twelve Ugandan soldiers who served as African Union peacekeepers were killed when militants attacked their base in Somalia this week, a Ugandan...

Course prepares multinational partners for Somalia mission

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More than 22,000 military and law enforcement personnel from across East Africa are participating in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)....

Newly-trained UPDF special forces unit gets ready for Somalia

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The Ugandan People's Defence Force (UPDF) Special Force Command (SFC) says it has created a new elite counter-terrorism special forces unit which...

China donates defence equipment to Uganda

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China has donated three 50-ton cranes, 12 troop transport vehicles, four 10 000 litre water trucks and 16 water trailers to the...

Uganda ups security, says al Shabaab group behind U.S. warning

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Uganda has bolstered security at key locations because of fears Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab insurgents are planning an attack following warnings from...

US donates two Cessna 208B Caravans to Uganda

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The US government has donated two Cessna 208B Caravan light aircraft to the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) Air Wing to support...

Uganda tours Pakistani armaments factory as army seeks $170 million for...

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The Ugandan parliament has turned down a request from the Ugandan People's Defence Force (UPDF) to borrow $170 million for the acquisition...

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...

Gunmen kill 17 in attacks on police stations, barracks in Uganda

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Gunmen killed 17 people when they attacked three police stations and a military barracks in western Uganda, in an area that was...

Ugandan soldiers complete US-led special operations training course

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One hundred and forty eight officers of the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) have completed a 10-week long special operations course covering...

UPDF calls up 2 000 reservists for deployment to Somalia

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The Ugandan People's Defence Force (UPDF) has called up 2 000 army reservists, who will undergo a month-long military refresher course before...

Uganda receives final Su-30s from Russia

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The Ugandan air force has taken delivery of another two Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighters from Russia, completing the delivery of six aircraft ordered...

European Union offers to help Uganda fight LRA rebels

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The European Union has offered to help the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) fight Lord's Resistance Army rebels in East and Central...

Ugandan Su-30 crash-lands – witnesses

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A recently delivered Sukhoi Su-30 may have crash-landed at Entebbe International Airport, with witnesses contradicting official statements claiming it was a small...