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Mission

To defend the country’s air space, provide air support to the land forces and engage in operations other than war.

Vision

To remain the country’s strategic defence power by deterring potential threats and winning wars.

There is ample evidence that the force has played its crucial role in the pursuit of its stated mission.

Building of a standard well trained officer and men core capable of adequately contributing to the fulfillment of the Uganda Air Force Mission and supporting regional campaigns. 

Participation in regional peace missions including AMISOM, and task Force operations in South Sudan

Provision of support to the Land Forces in the defeat of 27 rebel groups in Uganda since 1986. The ability to identify and hit targets over long distances was more recently demonstrated when the forces destroyed LRA bases in DR Congo.

Provision of support to the Land Forces in the nearly accomplished operations to disarm Kalamajong Warriors.

Its swiftness in evacuating causalities and in assisting civil authorities in search and rescue missions is commendable. The force earned the people’s praise in relief missions to Teso when the region was devastated by floods. The itinerary of success is lengthy.

The Uganda Air force’s mission and vision are in consonance with the country’s comprehensive Defence policy, especially in threats analysis, given the fact that we are a landlocked country. Uganda Air force is conscious of the fact that any threats to countries that constitute Uganda’s lifelines to the seas are threats to Uganda and this forms a basic ingredient of Uganda’s strategic Defence posture.

 

Brigadier sam Kavuma - Deputy Commander Airforce
image of airforce chief of staff brigadier james birungi