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Canada is a country located in Northern North America with an area of 9,984,670 km2 (land boundries: 8,891 km and costline 202,080 km). The capital of Canada is Ottawa. The number of inhabitants is 38,048,738.

Canada is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. Canada is part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). The Canadian's inventory is a mix of domestically-produced equipment and imported weapons systems from Australia, Europe, Israel, and the USA. The leading supplier is the United States. Canada's defense industry develops, maintains, and produces a range of equipment, including aircraft, combat vehicles, naval vessels.

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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: 22.8 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.4% 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: 67,492 140,000
Reserve personnel: 36,381 515,000
Available for military: 8,031,266 10,500,000

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

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Tanks: 82 627
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,693 2,662
Total artillery: 163 751
Self-propelled artillery: 0 577
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: 417 456
Fighter aircraft: 0 23
Multirole aircraft: 98 48
Attack aircraft: 0 18
Helicopters: 165 212
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: 67 66
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 12 2
Corvettes: 0 2
Submarines: 4 1

Total naval

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

Canada

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Canada

17 years of age for voluntary male and female military service (with parental consent); 16 years of age for Reserve and Military College applicants; Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status required; maximum 34 years of age; service obligation 3-9 years

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.