About The School

Armoured Warfare Training School (AWTS) is located at Karama, about 40 Km off Mubende Fort Portal highway, occupying 53 sq miles within Kabamba cantonment.

AWTS began as a training school for the then mechanised regiment in 1991 at Kaburangire in Mbarara district. It later shifted to the current location at Karama in 1994 and renamed Armoured Warfare Training School in 1998. The School was previously managed by the UPDF’s Armoured Brigade Operations and Training Officer until in 2001 when it was assigned a Commandant.


To train and produce officers and men capable of manning armoured equipment in the contemporary battle space in order to enable Armoured and Motorised Infantry Brigades build stronger well trained professional formations.


To train and produce proficient and professional officers and men ready to command, operate, conduct maintenance and repair of the Armoured and Motorised brigade’s assets under all environments of war and operations other than war.




Commandant AWTS

Course Modules

Tank Courses

AWTS has so far trained over 35 intakes of armour crews, technicians and commanders using both local and foreign instructors. The courses so far offered are;

  • Battalion Command.
  • Company Command.
  • Platoon Command.
  • Tank Crew.
  • Tank Technical courses.

Motorised Infantry Courses

AWTS has so far trained over 17 intakes of commanders, crews and technicians covering both wheeled and tracked assets. Course offered are;

  • Company Command.
  • Platoon Command.
  • Infantry Fighting Vehicles Crew Courses
  • Infantry Fighting Vehicles technical courses.