The Namibian Defence Force (NDF), is the nation's military forces. It was established in 1990, when Namibia, then South West Africa, gained independence. The Constitution of Namibia Chapter 15 establishes the NDF. Its role and purpose is to defend Namibia's territory and national interests.
The integration of the South West African Territorial Force and the Peoples Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), a military wing of South West African Peoples Organization, led to the birth of Namibia's military.