We use cookies to personalise content and ads. You can change your cookie settings at any time. More info

Compare armed forces

Military power of Poland and China

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

Military expenditures

Military budget: 9,7 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 1,9%
Show/hide all charts

Manpower

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

Military 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.

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.