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Uganda Military Profile 2017

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Military branchesUganda People's Defense Force (UPDF): Land Forces (includes Marine Unit), Uganda Air Force (2013)
Military service age and obligation18-26 years of age for voluntary military duty; 18-30 years of age for professionals; no conscription; 9-year service obligation; the government has stated that while recruitment under 18 years of age could occur with proper consent, "no person under the apparent age of 18 years shall be enrolled in the armed forces"; Ugandan citizenship and secondary education required (2012)
Military expenditures1.2% of GDP (2015)
1.2% of GDP (2014)
1.2% of GDP (2013)
1.47% of GDP (2012)
3.22% of GDP (2011)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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