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Uganda

National Flag: Uganda 838fa106cb1e9ac7b5991b6f19fd254824c976dff89abbba186f0de2ff2599e5

Sub Region: Eastern Africa

Official Armed Forces Name: Uganda People’s Defence Force


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 241,550.0 63
Population  
Population 34,856,813 37
Labor Force 17,980,000 32
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 25,613 92
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 79,884 84
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 735 105
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 2,292 102
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 2,851 88
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 45,000 58
Paramilitary Personnel 45,000 55
Military Reservists 10,000 67
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 481 92
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 1,500 85
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 10,688 93
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 33,337 89
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 20,000 90
Railway Length (km) 1,244 75
Number of Airports 47 68
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.483 92
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 0 82
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 22,000 92
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 2,500,000,000 29
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 0 71
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 106 89
Land Power 677 82
Air Power 267 90
Sea Power 0 87
Transport Power 239 103
Total War Potential 102 92

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Ugandan Air Defense Forces
Land Based Missile Force Ugandan Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Ugandan Land Forces
Air Forces  
Main Air Force Ugandan Air Force
Sea Forces  

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 239 46
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 44 41
2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks 10 55
1st Generation Main Battle Tanks 185 21
Light Tanks 20 24
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 46 58
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 31 65
Armoured Personnel Carriers 19 97
Self-propelled Howitzers 6 61
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 12 53
Self-propelled Mortar Carriers 0 27
Anti-tank Missile Carriers 0 30
Self-propelled Anti-tank Guns 0 8
Self-propelled Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 2
Self-propelled Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 11
Self-propelled Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 9
Self-propelled Short Range SAM Launchers 0 40
Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Guns 0 34
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 13
Towed Howitzers 243 35
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 78 72
Recoilless Guns 0 33
Towed Anti-tank Guns 0 17
Towed Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 3
Towed Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 17
Towed Medium Range SAM Launchers 4 20
Towed Short Range SAM Launchers 0 10
Towed Anti-aircraft Guns 20 50
Towed Anti-aircraft Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 1
Mobile Ballistic Missile Launchers 0 20
Silo Based Missiles 0 7
Total Aircraft 22 90
Total Fighter Aircraft 13 65
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 6 57
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 40
1st and 2nd Generation Fighter Aircraft 7 20
Ground Attack Aircraft 0 26
Strategic Bombers 0 5
Anti-submarine and Maritime Patrol Aircraft 0 23
Heavy Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 18
Medium Transport/Tanker Aircraft 1 34
Light Transport/Tanker Aircraft 4 45
Early Warning Aircraft 0 14
Military Passenger Aircraft 1 28
Trainer Aircraft 3 67
Total Helicopters 0 86
Attack Helicopters 0 43
Non-Attack Helicopters 0 88
Combat Support Aircraft 0 30
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 0 87
Total Ships 0 67
Aircraft Carriers 0 5
Battleship/Battlecruisers 0 2
Cruisers 0 4
Destroyers 0 12
Frigates 0 18
Corvettes 0 16
Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD/LHAs) 0 5
Landing Platform/Dock (LPDs) 0 7
Landing Ship/Dock (LSDs) 0 5
Tank Landing Ships (LST/LSMs) 0 11
Landing Crafts 0 36
Mine Warfare Ships 0 23
Patrol Ships 0 52
Total Submarines 0 20
Ballistic Missile Submarines 0 6
Nuclear Attack Submarines 0 7
Conventional Attack Submarines 0 15
Coastal and Midget Submarines 0 5

Satellites

Category Quantity International Ranking
Communications 0 9
Navigation/Positioning/Time 0 5
Meteorology/Oceanography 0 2
Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance 0 8
Electronic Intelligence/Signal Intelligence 0 4
Space Surveillance 0 3
Early Warning 0 3

Coast Guard Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Large Patrol Ships 0 12
Medium Patrol Ships 0 15
Small Patrol Ships 0 45
Fixed Wing Aircraft 0 13
Helicopters 0 14

Ice Breakers

Category Quantity International Ranking
Quantity 0 8


Database sources: The Military Balance 2017, wikipedia.com, CIA World Factbook, as well as other online sources.