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Military power of United Kingdom and Poland

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

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

Military service

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.

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.