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Austria is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 83,879 km2 (land boundries: 2,524 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Austria is Vienna. The number of inhabitants is 8,935,112.

Austria is constitutionally non-aligned, but is an EU member and actively participates in EU peacekeeping and crisis management operations. Austria is not a member of NATO, but joined NATO’s Partnership for Peace framework.

The Austrian military's inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons systems from European countries and the USA. The Austrian defense industry produces a range of equipment and partners with other countries.

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Poland is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 312,679 km2 (land boundries: 2,865 km and costline 440 km). The capital of Poland is Warsaw. The number of inhabitants is 38,268,000.

Poland joined NATO in 1999 and hosts US-led multi-national NATO ground force battlegroup since 2007. The inventory of the Polish Armed Forces consists of a mix of Soviet-era and more modern Western weapons systems. Poland announced in March 2022 plans to increase the size of its armed forces to 300,000 personnel and to allocate at least 3% of GDP to defense. Modernization plan would include such items as 5th generation combat aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, rocket artillery, helicopters, submarines and frigates.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3.2 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0.74% 2.1%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 25,000 140,000
Reserve personnel: 150,000 515,000
Available for military: 1,941,110 10,500,000

Active

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 56 627
Armoured fighting vehicles: 215 2,662
Total artillery: 30 751
Self-propelled artillery: 30 577
Rocket artillery: 0 174

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 129 456
Fighter aircraft: 15 23
Multirole aircraft: 0 48
Attack aircraft: 0 18
Helicopters: 87 212
UCAV (combat drone): 0 1

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 0 66
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 2
Corvettes: 0 2
Submarines: 0 1

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Austria

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Austria

Registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system.

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.