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Welcome to the Ministry of Defence & Veteran Affairs

About the Ministry

The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA) oversees the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces (UPDF) and the national Defence, with a goal to preserve, defend and protect the people, property, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda.
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UPDF Services

The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) is comprised of four services that is; Land Forces, Air Forces, Special Forces Command and Reserve Forces.

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Land Forces
The Land Force's mission is to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda ...
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Air Forces
Air Force's mission is to defend the Uganda’s air space & provide air support to the Land Forces...
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Special Forces Command
SFC is tasked with carrying out specialized missions or operations at a moment's ..
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Reserve Forces
Uganda maintains a capability to re-enforce and if necessary re-constitute the Defence Forces...
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Training Schools and Colleges

Schools & College

National military training and educational institution in Uganda are the core of ideological and development strategy
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Recent News and Events

Defence News

Welcome to the Ministry Of Defence And Veteran Affairs (MODVA) Website. The Ministry ensures the UPDF is ultimately answerable to the people of Uganda, while it remains professional, with focus on protecting its citizens, defending national sovereignty and contributing to regional stability.

“Joint Training Promotes Common

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The Hon. Sarah Mateke Nyirabashitsi, Minister of State for Defence (Defence) observed today that joint
June 27, 2024

Ministry Of Defence And Veteran Affairs Marks

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The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA), in collaboration with the Uganda Peoples’ Defence
June 26, 2024

Defence Taskforce to Formulate Climate Change

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The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA)/the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) have
June 24, 2024