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Greece vs Poland

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Greece is a country located in Southern Europe with an area of 131,990 km2 (land boundries: 1,110 km and costline 13,676 km). The capital of Greece is Athens. The number of inhabitants is 10,718,565.

Greece joined NATO in 1952. The inventory of the Hellenic Armed Forces consists mostly of a mix of imported weapons from Europe and the USA. Germany is the leading supplier of weapons systems. Greece entered into a security agreement with France in 2021 that included the sale of frigates and fighter aircraft to augment its aging weapons systems. Greece's defense industry also is capable of producing a range of military hardware

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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: 5.3 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.6% 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: 107,600 140,000
Reserve personnel: 221,600 515,000
Available for military: 2,535,174 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: 1,365 627
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,126 2,662
Total artillery: 1,469 751
Self-propelled artillery: 588 577
Rocket artillery: 152 174

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: 855 456
Fighter aircraft: 35 23
Multirole aircraft: 202 48
Attack aircraft: 0 18
Helicopters: 427 212
UCAV (combat drone): 3 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: 236 66
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 13 2
Corvettes: 0 2
Submarines: 11 1

Total naval

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

Greece

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary 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.