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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  jasiri on Sat Aug 20 2011, 20:47

What planes are they now using as aggressors?

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Flying Crane on Sun Aug 21 2011, 19:54

@risasi
That do you think of this 5th generation fighter


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It is strategic for Uganda to acquire military gear

Post  Olekoima on Tue Aug 23 2011, 17:43

Quite an interesting article by Joshua Kato:-

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/459/761719

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Guest on Tue Aug 23 2011, 19:06

Olekoima wrote:Quite an interesting article by Joshua Kato:-

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/459/761719

As a journalistic piece, it has good integrity.

For you and I, the omissions and some exaggerations contained will need some cautious sniffing.

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Olekoima on Wed Aug 24 2011, 13:01

ole Nkarei wrote:
Olekoima wrote:Quite an interesting article by Joshua Kato:-

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/459/761719

As a journalistic piece, it has good integrity.

For you and I, the omissions and some exaggerations contained will need some cautious sniffing.

I agree bro.

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Guest on Wed Aug 24 2011, 14:07


You heard of the USD1Billion upgrade of Mombasa Refinery?

To refine Arab-sourced,local-market-intended Crude?

Hell no!! Those Indian chaps have their sights on a source closer to Mombasa, for a market that must be wider than the current EAC - say, COMESA, to start with!! GAVA cannot guarantee this Loan (as it must for such an undertaking) unless it merges tightly into the Strategic Plan 2030!!




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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Olekoima on Thu Aug 25 2011, 16:40

The United Nations register of conventional arms transfers 2009 indicates that Uganda procured some 23 battle tanks from Russia. The description of the type of tanks is not indicated. Anyone with further information please?
Are these T-55s or T-72s?

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  tempest on Thu Aug 25 2011, 20:19

Olekoima wrote:The United Nations register of conventional arms transfers 2009 indicates that Uganda procured some 23 battle tanks from Russia. The description of the type of tanks is not indicated. Anyone with further information please?
Are these T-55s or T-72s?

This if from the Military Balance 2011, indicating only 10 T-72s, so likely the 23 tanks were T-55s.


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A skeptical member of the fourth estate- Oops these people

Post  Olekoima on Fri Aug 26 2011, 10:27

These fellows in the press never tire of critisizing things. What would they do diffently.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201108010913.html

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Guest on Fri Aug 26 2011, 10:44

Noble thought, but get real!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/9573163.stm

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Spartan on Sat Aug 27 2011, 09:37

@ olekoima, have a blast while it lasts.

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Spartan on Sat Aug 27 2011, 09:51

Vitruvian wrote:Noble thought, but get real!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/9573163.stm

I've read about these guys from the press here. This is a free country, they can use their time, space and resources however they like as long as they don't infringe on other people's rights. I just don't think they will be given permission to fly that thing.

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Post  Guest on Sat Aug 27 2011, 11:15

I'm not scoffing, I admire initiative. But in this case, the sky is the limit. Experience gained can be applied elsewhere.

Spartan wrote:
Vitruvian wrote:Noble thought, but get real!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/9573163.stm

I've read about these guys from the press here. This is a free country, they can use their time, space and resources however they like as long as they don't infringe on other people's rights. I just don't think they will be given permission to fly that thing.

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Post  Flying Crane on Sat Aug 27 2011, 18:37

@.Olekoima
The Monitor is just trying to sell news. Its expected, in any inauguration ceremony a technical team form the designer or the providers to be present. . Be it a Juakali project to famous white elephant one, They are technical aspects that might need to be clarified.. The birds are still under Russian warranty and all dealings have to be as per their demands.

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Spartan on Sun Aug 28 2011, 10:49

Looks like we were not doing that badly with pilots after all. Idi Amin had trained a lot of his tribesmen, and, apparently, some 30 Ugandan pilots are unaccounted for in Libya.

http://www.sundayvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=7&newsCategoryId=123&newsId=763728

Who said we were only on the receiving end of mercenary pilots?

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Post  Balozi on Sun Aug 28 2011, 21:03

Spartan wrote:Looks like we were not doing that badly with pilots after all. Idi Amin had trained a lot of his tribesmen, and, apparently, some 30 Ugandan pilots are unaccounted for in Libya.

http://www.sundayvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=7&newsCategoryId=123&newsId=763728

Who said we were only on the receiving end of mercenary pilots?





The Uganda soldiers in Libya were not in as mercenaries. Libya has always had a sort of Foreign Military Assistance programs towards Uganda and Rwanda for more then 30years. In these programs foreign soldier train In Libya and upon graduating the best in the class are enlisted in the Libyan forces. As the foreign enlist serve in Libya, the direction of trade changes, and part of the funds invested in their training is waived off. The foreign enlist gain experience and skill before subsequently returning Home

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Spartan on Mon Aug 29 2011, 08:32

@ Balozi, we've never trained any pilots in Libya. We prefer to train them where the planes are made or overhauled from. Ugandans are trained at the Soroti Flying School for theory and light trainers before they head to either Russia, Israel etc.

Those pilots were chose to follow Idi Amin when he was overthrown. Who would blame them, the Israelis had blown about 15 of our MiG21s and the Tanzanians took the rest. The pilots had better chances of flying in Libya.

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Balozi on Mon Aug 29 2011, 08:54




@Spartan

I went thought the Sunday vision script, and you are correct, they were amins boys. I think that the guys were pushed to fight for the Libya gov,t. most likely. They have been speculations on foreign mercenary fighting along the Libya soldier, although the Ugandans were mainly on the aviation side, but it still could be them along main foreigner. But all said and done the Guys are in between a rock and a hard surface and the only way out is for them to head back Home.



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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Olekoima on Wed Aug 31 2011, 08:20

Spartan wrote:Looks like we were not doing that badly with pilots after all. Idi Amin had trained a lot of his tribesmen, and, apparently, some 30 Ugandan pilots are unaccounted for in Libya.

http://www.sundayvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=7&newsCategoryId=123&newsId=763728

Who said we were only on the receiving end of mercenary pilots?



Why not recall these guys for duty in Uganda? They are some of the best and it is a shame if they are left to waste. Afterall they were trained with tax payers money. But then there is the question of loyalty and trust.Nkt.

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Flying Crane on Thu Sep 01 2011, 12:26

@tempest how did you guys resolve your ordeal with Botswana?





http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/zimbabwe/2242662/Botswana-troops-mass-on-Zimbabwe-border.html

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  tempest on Thu Sep 01 2011, 23:42

Flying Crane wrote:@tempest how did you guys resolve your ordeal with Botswana?

This was an interesting development. While I know our governments are not the best of friends, amassing troops at the border seemed a bit uncalled for - unless there was something they were not saying - especially considering the Tswana defense minister saying "it is a sensitive matter"!!!


Yes Zim is going through hard times and South Africa has deployed troops at its border for years. In fact the one of the South African Artillery units is currently patrolling the border with Zim ( http://www.army.mil.za/hq_units/air_def_art_fmn/aboutus.htm ). Zimbabwe Mounted regiment (Grey Scouts = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Forces_of_Zimbabwe ) have been patrolling the Zimbabwean side of the borders for decades. Exactly why the Tswana deployed was sensitive or became an issue, I can only speculate.


I still don't know how it ended. The press lost interest. Zimbabwe still has its issues and had had these issues for years. How BDF decided it was time to put heavy guns at the border and then decided it was time to withdraw, it does not seem to have a bearing to developemnts in Zim that are in the public domain.


However in view of the poor relations and that Botswana is acting as a Western proxy, I think it is to be expected that BDF will do exercises at the Zim border. It might just have been an exercise some reporter got wind of and printed. I am sure the Tswana would not have wanted Zimbabwe deploying assets (listening posts, ground survellance and counter battery radars or even be flying recce flights) to monitor BDF movements/exercise


My (long) two cents.

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Flying Crane on Fri Sep 02 2011, 20:21

tempest wrote:
Flying Crane wrote:@tempest how did you guys resolve your ordeal with Botswana?

This was an interesting development. While I know our governments are not the best of friends, amassing troops at the border seemed a bit uncalled for - unless there was something they were not saying - especially considering the Tswana defense minister saying "it is a sensitive matter"!!!


Yes Zim is going through hard times and South Africa has deployed troops at its border for years. In fact the one of the South African Artillery units is currently patrolling the border with Zim ( http://www.army.mil.za/hq_units/air_def_art_fmn/aboutus.htm ). Zimbabwe Mounted regiment (Grey Scouts = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Forces_of_Zimbabwe ) have been patrolling the Zimbabwean side of the borders for decades. Exactly why the Tswana deployed was sensitive or became an issue, I can only speculate.


I still don't know how it ended. The press lost interest. Zimbabwe still has its issues and had had these issues for years. How BDF decided it was time to put heavy guns at the border and then decided it was time to withdraw, it does not seem to have a bearing to developemnts in Zim that are in the public domain.


However in view of the poor relations and that Botswana is acting as a Western proxy, I think it is to be expected that BDF will do exercises at the Zim border. It might just have been an exercise some reporter got wind of and printed. I am sure the Tswana would not have wanted Zimbabwe deploying assets (listening posts, ground survellance and counter battery radars or even be flying recce flights) to monitor BDF movements/exercise


My (long) two cents.



@tempest thanks for the info.

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Our recco squadron goes a notch up.

Post  Flying Crane on Fri Sep 02 2011, 20:25

While our neighbours are training boys to perform recco ops. exposes them to advance danger The U.P.D.F the strongest army in the region , consults Israel and does it the professional way.
Lady and Gentlemen introducing the Orbiter 2 UAV.range 80 Km
Our new kid on the block






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http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2011/02/09/352890/ugandan-army-to-acquire-orbiter-uavs.html

http://www.aeronautics-sys.com/orbiter_mini_uav_muas

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Post  tempest on Fri Sep 02 2011, 20:36

Congratulations. Good progress. I was thinking over the past few weeks that our forces need to started working towards UAV systems. I think they are a great asset.

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Post  jasiri on Fri Sep 02 2011, 20:41

really? wow! impressed! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy So much for Uganda buying drones hen they completely lack C4SIR capabilities.

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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 02 2011, 21:06

Lets give Credit Where Credit's Due. Uganda army seems to be the most focused military unit in the region so far. Keep it up crane you are heading on the right track..

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Spartan on Sat Sep 03 2011, 09:48

jasiri wrote:really? wow! impressed! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy So much for Uganda buying drones hen they completely lack C4SIR capabilities.

I don't think you watched the video, bro. It is a standalone field kit, no need for some fat bespectacled computer wiz at base telling it what do. Just out of curiosity, how much do you think you know Ug's capabilities? I wish we were at liberty to post pictures here the way you guys do. Nuff said.

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  tempest on Sun Sep 04 2011, 11:54

Ugandan Police assets, pre-delivery. I know not the date or type.








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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  Flying Crane on Mon Sep 05 2011, 08:17

@jasiri The Orbiter 2 UAV is light drone for quick close contact engagements. It’s a stand off units eps. For special ops. Unlike large drones that can engage in C4SIR the Orbiter 2 has low or near impossible radar signatures making it immuned to enemy AA units, its idea for deep territory incursion. The drones that come with C4SIR features have high radar signature and can easy be shoot down by AA units or their equivalents.



The Orbiter 2 UAV is a special ops drone.

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Re: Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF),

Post  tempest on Mon Sep 05 2011, 19:56

Flying Crane wrote:@tempest how did you guys resolve your ordeal with Botswana?



Looks like wikileaks has your answer: http://wikileaks.org/cable/2008/07/08GABORONE577.html

Seems Zim might have been planning to hit a Voice of America radio station in Botswana ... ... or Botswana was trying to create a situation where the US will give them arms and also get closer militarily.

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