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Military power of China and Poland

Country: China Poland
Capital: Beijing Warsaw
Population: 1 373 541 278 38 454 576
Area: 9 596 961 km2 312 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Poland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 9,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 120 000
Reserve personnel: 510 000 515 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 10 500 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 1 065×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 2 358
Total artillery: 9 726 706
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 454
Rocket artillery: 1 770 180

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 539
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 32
Multirole aircraf: 567 48
Attack aircraft: 300 32
Helicopters: 1 627 283

Navy

Total naval: 749 83
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 2
Corvettes: 32 1
Submarines: 73 5

Military service

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.

Poland

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.