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Military power of Poland and Russia

Country: Poland Russia
Capital: Warsaw Moscow
Population: 38 454 576 144 554 993
Area: 312 679 km2 17 098 242 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 500 warheads
More: Poland military forces description Russia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 9,7 billion $ 69,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 5,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 120 000 771 000
Reserve personnel: 515 000 2 000 000
Available for military: 10 500 000 34 765 736

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 065 20 050×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 358 30 201
Total artillery: 706 14 533
Self-propelled artillery: 454 5 943
Rocket artillery: 180 4 020

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 539 4 042
Fighter aircraft: 32 629
Multirole aircraf: 48 428
Attack aircraft: 32 752
Helicopters: 283 1 360

Navy

Total naval: 83 313
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 19
Frigates: 2 6
Corvettes: 1 83
Submarines: 5 61

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.

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.