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Military power of Poland and United Kingdom

Country: Poland United Kingdom
Capital: Warsaw London
Population: 38 454 576 65 110 000
Area: 312 679 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Poland military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 9,7 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 120 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 515 000 75 110
Available for military: 10 500 000 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 065 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 358 4 673
Total artillery: 706 532
Self-propelled artillery: 454 117
Rocket artillery: 180 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 539 886
Fighter aircraft: 32 141
Multirole aircraf: 48 89
Attack aircraft: 32 0
Helicopters: 283 386

Navy

Total naval: 83 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 2 13
Corvettes: 1 0
Submarines: 5 11

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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.