UPDF RANKED 16 IN MILITARY MIGHT IN AFRICA

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has been ranked 16 of the 30 African countries that qualified for the world rankings.ams-soldier

In a new report released by the Global Fire Power GFP 2016 considering over 50 factors to determine a given nation’s power index score, Uganda has been ranked behind Kenya and Sudan.

According to the report, the factors were set in parameters that allowoed smaller, yet technologically advanced power to compete with larger lesser developed ones.

A soldier from the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) engages in weapons training at the Singo training facility in Kakola, Uganda Monday, April 30, 2012. The camp provides different training courses run by the U.S. Marines and also by instructors contracted by the U.S. State Department under the Africa Contingency Operations Training & Assistance (ACOTA) programme, both aimed to better prepare Ugandan soldiers heading to Somalia as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeeping operation. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A soldier from the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) engages in weapons training at the Singo training facility in Kakola, Uganda Monday, April 30, 2012. The camp provides different training courses run by the U.S. Marines and also by instructors contracted by the U.S. State Department under the Africa Contingency Operations Training & Assistance (ACOTA) programme, both aimed to better prepare Ugandan soldiers heading to Somalia as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeeping operation. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

ARMYtroops-650x468During the study according to the report, 126 countries globally were ranked with the United States of America topping the list followed by Russia, China, India, France and United Kingdom respectively, modifiers in form of bonuses and penalties were considered in the final refinement.updf in sudan-mt-20140124-222734

Uganda ranked 92 in the whole world in the military might though we cannot conclusively say they considered all the issues since security matters are usually taken in high regard.

This ranking according to the report did not simply rely on the number of weapons available to any country but on weapon diversity.

Among the factors considered, geographical factors, logistical flexibility, natural resources and local industry influenced the final findings. Nuclear weapons were not considered though countries with such weapons were given bonuses.mi17_011

Political or military leadership was not considered as well as land locked countries were not penalized for not having NAVY though Naval powers have been penalized for lack of diversity in their available assets.

NATO allies received some bonuses because of sharing of resources theoretically.

For more information >>> http://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-listing-africa.aspCapture

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