DATE:  Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:41 am

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UPDF Air Force

TO PROTECT UGANDA'S AIRSPACE, WE STEP FORWARD AND MEET EVERY CHALLENGE

a Brief ...

There is ample evidence that the force has played its crucial role in the pursuit of its stated mission. Its swiftness in evacuating causalities and in assisting civil authorities in search and rescue missions is commendable. The force earned the people's praise in relief missions to Teso when the region was devastated by floods. The itinerary of success is lengthy.

The Uganda Air Force is a statutory institute and a service arm of the Uganda People's Defence Forces, the other being the Land Forces. It is established by the Defence forces Act, 2005, Section 3 Sub section 2(b).

The Uganda Air force's mission and vision are in consonance with the country's comprehensive Defence policy, especially in threats analysis, given the fact that we are a landlocked country. Uganda Air force is conscious of the fact that any threats to countries that constitute Uganda's lifelines to the seas are threats to Uganda and this forms a basic ingredient of Uganda's strategic Defence posture.

The Mighty UPDF
 

1. Defending Uganda's Airspace and supporting own land forces wherever they are.

2. Destroying strategic enemy positions.

3. Providing VIP transport.

4. Peace support missions and relief in the event of natural disasters.

5. All the other duties of UPDF as per Article 208 of the constitution of the Republic of Uganda.

Commander AirForces

LT. Gen. CHARLES LWANGA LUTAAYA

Deputy CMDR AF

MAJ. Gen Gavas Mugyenyi

Chief of Staff AF

MAJ. GEN LOKECH

WE ARE ALWAYS READY TO SERVE

PROTECT UGANDA'S AIRSPACE

Protecting the nation and its dependent territories will always be our first role as UPDF. Highly trained soldiers are ready to be deployed anywhere at any time to meet a variety of challenges. Ranging from support to the Police and all Security Agencies, to specialist capabilities such as bomb disposal and intelligence experts, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, we are always ready to serve Uganda and AFRICA at large.

The mighty UPDF is proud of its heritage delivering success in combat through the courage and absolute commitment of its soldiers. Case in Point SOMALIA, SUDAN, DRC, Central Africa Republic Etc..

The UPDF provides depth; as well as conducting complex war fighting, it is the same highly trained soldier who deals with Landslides and trains partner forces within and abroad.

The UPDF is your Army - Peolpes' Army: in an uncertain world it is ever vigilant, always ready and steadfast in its commitment to the defence of Uganda and its citizens.

PREVENT CONFLICT

We are persistently engaged around Africa to help shape the environment and prevent conflict in the future. This may be by working with partner nations in Somalia and (S)Sudan to deliver training and assistance, reassuring our allies , or supporting them.

It is in the UPDF's interest to tackle the causes of instability, fragility and conflict, and to respond rapidly to prevent them - or deal with the instability and conflict that does emerge.

DEAL WITH DISASTER

Be it at home or abroad, we are always prepared to provide assistance in the event of an emergency. From Landslides in Bududa, to humanitarian assistance in Africa following the Ebola outbreak, etc, we are ready to meet every challenge.

FIGHT UGANDA'S ENEMIES

The Mighty UPDF has many uses, though it is primarily a war-fighting organisation to protect the nation and, if required, fight the nation's enemies with absolute commitment.

The UPDF AirForce Mission

To defend the Uganda's air space, provide air support to the land forces and engage in operations other than war.

The UPDF AirForce Vision

1. To remain Uganda's strategic defence power by deterring potential threats and winning wars.

2. Building of a standard well trained officer and men core capable of adequately contributing to the fulfillment of the Uganda Air Force Mission and supporting regional campaigns.

3. Participation in regional peace missions.

4. Provision of support to the Land Forces.

5. Provision of support to the Land Forces.