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 USA

Country: Poland USA
Capital: Warsaw Washington
Population: 38 454 576 324 527 000
Area: 312 679 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Poland military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 9,7 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 3,8%
Show/hide all charts

Manpower

Active personnel: 120 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 515 000 811 000
Available for military: 10 500 000 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 065 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 358 46 000
Total artillery: 706 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 454 950
Rocket artillery: 180 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 539 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 32 388
Multirole aircraf: 48 2 062
Attack aircraft: 32 470
Helicopters: 283 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 83 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 2 0
Corvettes: 1 0
Submarines: 5 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.