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To provide Scientific and Technological knowledge and skills for national security, stability and development.


To be a regional centre of excellence in Science and Technology for defence and sustainable development.

Fulfilling UPDF roles

UMEC’s Vision and Mission are in line with one of UPDF’s constitutional roles below:

To prevent and defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda;

To cooperate with civilian authority in emergency situations and in cases of natural disaster;

To foster harmony and understanding between the defence forces and civilians;

To engage in productive activities for the development of Uganda.