- October 19, 2021
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Museveni Unveils locally made fighting vehicle
President Museveni has commissioned a locally-made infantry fighting vehicle code-named Chui, designed and manufactured in Uganda by the UPDF.
According to Land Forces Commander, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba this will boost the capabilities of the Land Forces.
“Land Forces of UPDF was honoured yesterday when the President and Commander in Chief commissioned our latest Infantry Fighting Vehicle, ‘Chui’,” Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba said in a tweet.
“It was fully designed and manufactured in Uganda. God bless Uganda!,” he added.
Chui is a Kiswahili word for ‘leopard.’
In 2018, Museveni commissioned the manufacturing and assembling of military Nyoka 4×4 mine and ballistic protected vehicles.
According to pictures released by Muhoozi’s office, President Museveni is seen inspecting the vehicles with other army officers.
The military vehicles are fitted with partial or complete armor plating for protection against bullets, shell fragments, and other projectiles.
The vehicles also are armed with large-calibre main guns including assault guns and can carry a squad of about seven infantrymen.
Upon being appointed Commander of Land Forces, Muhoozi highlighted four areas of his priorities which included enhancing land forces’ combat capabilities and of recent he came and revealed that if the government doesn’t improve on the welfare of the army, he will resign from the force.