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U.S. Donates Aircraft to UPDF

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th March 2015 07:37 PM

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces Air force (UPDAF) has received a donation of planes from the American government.

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The Uganda People’s Defence Forces Air force (UPDAF) has received a donation of planes from the American government.

By Vision Reporter

Kampala—On Monday, March 16, 2015, U.S. Mission Uganda, through the United States Department of Defense, will donate two Cessna 208B aircraft to the UPDF Air Wing.

The donation aims to increase Uganda’s national air forces' capacity to conduct AMISOM counterterrorism (CT) operations. These aircraft will enhance the capacity of Uganda’s air forces to provide mobility, reconnaissance, and evacuation support.

A handover ceremony will be conducted at the UPDF Air Wing base in Entebbe.

Uganda, which started deploying in Somalia in 2007, has the biggest number of forces in the war-torn country.  Burundi and Kenya also have troops in Somalia.

 

 

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