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To defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda, and the Constitution that encapsulates peoples' sovereignty through popular will.


Transform the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces (UPDF) into a modern, professional, efficient and accountable Force anchored on a strong civil-military partnership.


Defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda, ensuring non-violability of peoples and individual rights, the rule of law and good governance.

UPDF Services

The Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces (UPDF) is comprised of four services that is; Land Force, Air Force, Special Forces Command and Reserve Force.

Land Force

The Land Force's mission is to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda on land

Air Force

Air Force's mission is to defend the Uganda’s air space & provide air support to the Land Force

Special Forces Command

Special Forces Command (SFC) is tasked with carrying out specialized missions or operations at a moment’s notice.

Reserve Force

Uganda maintains a capability to re-inforce and if necessary re-constitute the Defence Forces.
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