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October 20, 2021updated 24 Nov 2021 4:57am

Uganda launches new infantry fighting vehicle ‘Chui’

Derived from a Kiswahili word, Chui was launched on 18 October.

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have received a new type of infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), named ‘Chui’.

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni commissioned the UPDF’s latest infantry vehicle on 18 October.

The name ‘Chui’ for the armoured vehicle is derived from a Kiswahili word for Leopard.

The 4×4 armoured vehicle will strengthen the UPDF’s capabilities on land.

UPDF land forces commander lieutenant general Muhoozi Kainerugaba has confirmed that the IFV was fully designed and manufactured in Uganda.

Kainerugaba said in a Twitter post: “Land Forces of UPDF was honoured yesterday when the president and commander in chief commissioned our latest infantry fighting vehicle, ‘Chui’.

Museveni tweeted: “I am happy that you (army) are towing this line. Uganda spends over $550m each year on importing vehicles from Japan & Europe. All the money we get from selling coffee (about $500m) goes back to Europe through the importation of vehicles. This must stop.”

In addition to Chui, the Ugandan Army also assembled and deployed an armoured military vehicle called Nyoka, a Kiswahili word for snake.

The armoured military vehicle is reported to have been successfully and effectively used in war zones.

Earlier this year, South African firm Twiga unveiled the Nyati mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle (MRAP).

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