TO PROTECT UGANDA'S WATERS, WE STEP FORWARD AND MEET EVERY CHALLENGE
a Brief ...The Marine Forces have capacity to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda on water. They are able to patrol Uganda's territorial waters in order to detect any illegal activity, either in support of operations to detect illegal activity or in support of operations of civil authority.
According to Uganda National Tourism Board, ''Uganda is a country gifted by nature''. The UPDF describes it as an Island of Peace. This is because the founding father of NRA/UPDF believes Ugandans cannot harness nature to prosper without peace.
Uganda is at the centre of Africa's Great Lakes. Water bodies cover about 20% of Uganda's territory. Twenty Six percent (26%) of Uganda is Water linked. Our water bodies link us to both opportunities and vulnerabilities at a security, socio-economic and diplomatic levels.
1. protects vital installations and assets such as Entebbe International Airport against waterborne threats, power stations, Hotel and Tourism industry and Oil exploration.
2. Search and Rescue is another role the UPDF Marines has performed very well.
3. Disaster response is another area that UPDF Marines is prepared to offer.
WE ARE ALWAYS READY TO SERVE
PROTECT UGANDA'S WATERS
Protecting the nation and its dependent territories will always be our first role as UPDF. Highly trained soldiers are ready to be deployed anywhere at any time to meet a variety of challenges. Ranging from support to the Police and all Security Agencies, to specialist capabilities such as bomb disposal and intelligence experts, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, we are always ready to serve Uganda and AFRICA at large.
The mighty UPDF is proud of its heritage delivering success in combat through the courage and absolute commitment of its soldiers. Case in Point SOMALIA, SUDAN, DRC, Central Africa Republic Etc..
The UPDF provides depth; as well as conducting complex war fighting, it is the same highly trained soldier who deals with Landslides and trains partner forces within and abroad.
The UPDF is your Army - Peolpes' Army: in an uncertain world it is ever vigilant, always ready and steadfast in its commitment to the defence of Uganda and its citizens.
We are persistently engaged around Africa to help shape the environment and prevent conflict in the future. This may be by working with partner nations in Somalia and (S)Sudan to deliver training and assistance, reassuring our allies , or supporting them.
It is in the UPDF's interest to tackle the causes of instability, fragility and conflict, and to respond rapidly to prevent them - or deal with the instability and conflict that does emerge.
DEAL WITH DISASTER
Be it at home or abroad, we are always prepared to provide assistance in the event of an emergency. From Landslides in Bududa, to humanitarian assistance in Africa following the Ebola outbreak, etc, we are ready to meet every challenge.
FIGHT UGANDA'S ENEMIES
The Mighty UPDF has many uses, though it is primarily a war-fighting organisation to protect the nation and, if required, fight the nation's enemies with absolute commitment.
The UPDF Marine's MissionThe mission of the UPDF Marines is to build effective and efficient brown water-combat ready, multi-skilled force that will play a leading role in sustaining a credible maritime capability.
The UPDF Marine's Vision
The vision of the UPDF Marines is to build a bridge to peace and prosperity.
The UPDF Marine's Core Value
Our core values are enshrined in loyalty, teamwork and discipline. Clearly, our vision, mission and core values are coherent with the ideology founded on patriotism, a pan African approach, prosperity and protection of our democratic values.