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Military power of Poland and North Korea

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

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

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.

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.