Uganda Air-force Takes Final Delivery of its Sukhoi Su-30MK2 Jet Fighters

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The Uganda Defense Forces (UPDF) has taken the final delivery of 2 Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter aircraft's from Russia.

Russian arms company Rosoboronexport sold the multi-role fighter jets to the Republic of Uganda for US$740 million in May 2011.

The aircrafts are flown by Russian airmen though training of pilots from Uganda has been ongoing.

Uganda faces different types of threats. The threats are both internal and external.

The civil war in the Sudan's and the Central Africa regions of CAR and DRC continue to pose a significant threat to Uganda's national security.

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Political instability in Burundi and South Sudan may create situations that can be easily exploited by militants, and being well armed to combat aggression is urgent.

Protecting the Lake Albert oil fields from militancy and any external aggression is also a critical point in Uganda's defense objectives.

"The 6 US$740 million worth Russian Sukhoi Su-30MK2 jet fighters can provide defense solutions to emerging threats in Uganda" Intelligence analysts

 

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