Uganda People’s Defence Forces [UPDF] is now ranked 10th strongest military power on the African continent and 91st in the world.
Global Fire Power rankings reveal world’s top 10 militaries as; United States , Russia , China  India , United Kingdom  France , South Korea  Germany , Japan  and Turkey .
Africa’s top 10 are; 1-Egypt [18 world-wide] , 2-Algeria [27 world-wide], 3-Nigeria [41 world-wide], 4-Ethiopia [46 world-wide], 5-Morocco [49 world-wide], 6-Tunisia [58 world-wide], 7-Kenya [68 world-wide], 8-Angola [76 world-wide], 9-Niger [82 world-wide] and 10-Uganda [91 world-wide].
GFP says Uganda lacks its own military-industrial base and relies on foreign-born products to stock its modest military force.
Uganda ranked 10th in Africa and 91 in the world
Going beyond military equipment totals and perceived fighting strength is the actual manpower that drives a given military. Wars of attrition favor those with more.
Total Population: 35,918,915
Available Manpower: 14,274,710
Fit for Service: 8,513,969
Reaching Military Age Annually: 844,159]
Active Frontline Personnel: 45,000
Active Reserve Personnel: 2,000
Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks, light tanks and tank destroyers, either wheeled or tracked. AFV value includes Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).
Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 1,060
Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 0
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 26
Includes both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft from all branches of service.
Total Aircraft: 46
Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 13
Transport Aircraft: 23
Trainer Aircraft: 10
Attack Helicopters: 6
Aircraft Carrier value includes dedicated “helicopter carrier” vessels. Total naval strength includes all known auxiliaries as well.
Total Naval Strength: 8
Aircraft Carriers: 0
Coastal Defense Craft: 8
Mine Warfare: 0
Despite the advances made in battlefield technology, oil remains the lifeblood of any fighting force as well as local economy.
Oil Production: 0 bbl/day
Oil Consumption: 15,500 bbl/day]
Proven Oil Reserves: 2,500,000,000 bbl/day
War is as much a battle of logistics – moving man and machine from points all over – as it is direct combat. Labor Force reflects possible wartime industry strength.
Labor Force: 17,400,000
Merchant Marine Strength: 0]
Major Ports and Terminals: 0
Roadway Coverage: 20,000
Railway Coverage: 1,244
Serviceable Airports: 47
FINANCIAL (in USD)
Regardless of military strength in numbers, war is still driven by financing as much as any one leader or weapon.
Defense Budget: $280,000,000
External Debt: $5,223,000,000
Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: $3,579,000,000
Purchasing Power Parity: $54,370,000,000
GEOGRAPHY (in km)
Geographical values primarily figure into a defensive-minded war (i.e. invasion).
Square Land Area: 241,038 km
Coastline: 0 km
Shared Border: 2,729 km
Waterways: 0 km
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