Uganda People's Defence Force

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Uganda armed forces
Military manpower
Military age15 years of age
Availabilitymales aged 15-49: 4,952,945 (2000 est.)
Reaching military age annuallyUnknown
Active troopsUnknown
Military expenditures
Dollar figure $95 million (FY98/99)
Percent of GDP1.9% (FY98/99)

The Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF), previously the National Resistance Army, constitutes the armed forces of Uganda. Prior to 2000, US military forces participated with the UPDF in training activities under the African Crisis Response Initiative. This cooperation was terminated in 2000 as a result of the Ugandan incursion into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Following the June 2003 UPDF withdrawal of troops from the DRC, limited nonlethal military assistance has restarted.

Military branches: Army, Navy, Air Wing

Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 4,952,945 (2000 est.)

Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 2,687,924 (2000 est.)

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