Video: UPDF trains nuclear engineers


Uganda People’s Defence Forces [UPDF] is training engineers to handle biological and chemical equipment.

The national forces have already passed out engineers of intake 11 of level 3 Combat Engineering.

Intake 1 of Nuclear Biological and Chemical Defence Advanced course, commenced on 20th February 2016.

The Advanced course started on 13 June 2016 all at Kalama, according to a statement shared by army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda.

Speaking at the pass out last week, Brig Francis Chemongese, the commandant of Armed warfare Training School at Kalama, urged troops to observer discipline.

“Discipline is a cornerstone,” Brig Chemongese said.

He called upon soldiers to use discipline as a cornerstone in whatever they do since the sky is the limit.

At the start of August, UPDF  announced it would recruit 3,000 soldiers in September 2015.

“Each District will be allocated a quota, applicants should have sat at least 0 level exams 2 years ago,” said Chief of Defence Forces, General Edward Katumba Wamala.

UPDF also passed out marines who had been undergoing a basic induction and instruction course at Entebbe military base to bolster the navy.

From 2007 to 2011, the International Institute for Strategic Studies has estimated the UPDF has a total strength of 40,000–45,000, and consists of Land Forces and an Air Wing.

In June, UPDF passed out 23 drivers from the 3rd infantry at Mbale military barracks to enhance efficiency in vehicle handling, driving and fleet management.

The non-commission officer’s basic drivers’ training saw at least three female soldiers graduate.

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