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UPDF Outshines Sister Security Teams at Interforce Shooting Range Challenge 

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The sharp shooters shooting at the range of 25 metres in standing position

The Uganda People’s Defence Force – UPDF marksmen left all the other teams in utter awe and disbelief at the shooting range competitions, one of the activities of day three of the interforce games and championships going on at Queen Elizabeth Game Park Mweya, Kasese District.

The activity was conducted at Nyamugasani shooting range ground in Kasese District where all representatives of the sister forces (Uganda Police Force, Uganda Prisons Services and Uganda Wildlife Authoirty) participated.

The commander in charge of the shooting range Lt Col Moses Opel explained the various shooting ranges as: Match one – a 300m long-range, Match two – the longest range also known as ‘kijana’ (it is predominantly for young men and women) and finally Match three – a range which soldiers normally shoot from either 75m seating position, or 50m kneeling position, or even 25m standing position.

Lt Col Moses Opel described the shooting range activity as key to effective wildlife protection among the sister forces.

He added that shooting exercise is conducted between the Interforce because its the main objective of collaboration. He however pointed out that the activity is at the pedestal of promoting security personnel in the conservation area. He reiterated that the sister forces have helped Uganda as a country in promoting tourism as one of the main national income earners.

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