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Polish Armed forces

Poland
Population
Military budget
Active personnel
Nuclear weapons
38 454 576
12,2 billion $
120 000
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Warsaw
Area: 312 679 km2
Population: 38 454 576
Etnic groups: Polish 96.9%, Silesian 1.1%, German 0.2%, Ukrainian 0.1%, other 1.7%
Religions: Catholic 87.2% (Roman Catholic 86.9%), Orthodox 1.3%, Protestant 0.4%, other 0.4%, unspecified 10.8%

Military branches

(Siły Zbrojne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) Land Forces, Navy, Air and Air Defense Aviation Forces, Special Forces.

Military service

18-28 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription phased out in 2009-12; service obligation shortened from 12 to 9 months in 2005; women only allowed to serve as officers and noncommissioned officers.

Military expenditures

Military budget
12,2 billion $

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Percent of GDP
2

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Manpower

Active personnel
120 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Reserve
515 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Available
10 500 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Land Forces

Tanks
1 009

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

AFV
2 400

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Artillery
729

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Self-propelled guns
477

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Rocket artillery
180

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-BRDM-2343
-MT-LB55

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-RM-7030

Air Forces

Total aircraft
416

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Fighters
30

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Multirole
48

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Attack
32

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Helicopters
182

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-PZL W-3 Sokół64
-PZL Mi-245
-SH-2G Super Seasprite4

Navy

Total naval
46

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Aircraftcarriers
0

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Destroyers
0

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Frigates
2

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Corvettes
1

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Submarines
3

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber
--

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Kaszub class1

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Kilo1