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Military power of North Korea and Poland

Country: North Korea Poland
Capital: Pyongyang Warsaw
Population: 24 895 000 38 454 576
Area: 120 540 km2 312 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 0 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description Poland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 9,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 120 000
Reserve personnel: 600 000 515 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 10 500 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 1 065×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 2 358
Total artillery: 13 000 706
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 454
Rocket artillery: 5 000 180

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 539
Fighter aircraft: 349 32
Multirole aircraf: 35 48
Attack aircraft: 154 32
Helicopters: 202 283

Navy

Total naval: 525 83
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 2
Corvettes: 6 1
Submarines: 75 5

Military service

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary service.

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.