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Uganda -- Defenses

The president has operational command over all military forces. Below him is the army chief of staff and then the commanders of the air force. The Ugandan armed forces have about 18,000 personnel (1992 estimate). There is not a lot of information since the fall of the second Obote presidency available on Uganda's defense structure. In 1993 military expenditure was $56 million; 1.7% of the GDP. Units and equipment include: three headquarter brigades, 18 infantry battalions with 13 tanks, 150 armored personnel carriers, 80 guns, 40 antitank weapons, and 40 air defense guns. The air force has six training planes but no operational squadrons.

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