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Japan is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 377,944 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 29,751 km). The capital of Japan is Tokyo. The number of inhabitants is 125,360,000.

The current Self Defense Force was founded in 1954. Japan has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the USA. Approximately 55,000 US troops and other military assets, including aircraft and naval ships, were stationed in Japan and had exclusive use of more than 80 bases and facilities. In exchange for their use, the US guarantees Japan’s security. The JSDF is equipped with a mix of imported and domestically-produced equipment. The majority of its weapons imports are from the US and some domestically-produced weapons are US-origin and manufactured under license.

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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: 50.3 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 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: 247,150 140,000
Reserve personnel: 56,100 515,000
Available for military: 27,301,443 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: 1,004 868
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,072 2,496
Total artillery: 623 824
Self-propelled artillery: 214 627
Rocket artillery: 99 197

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,444 469
Fighter aircraft: 155 23
Multirole aircraf: 79 48
Attack aircraft: 0 32
Helicopters: 698 212
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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: 140 46
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 36 0
Frigates: 2 2
Corvettes: 6 2
Submarines: 22 1

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.

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.