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Pakistan is a country located in Southern Asia with an area of 796,095 km2 (land boundries: 7,257 km and costline 1,046 km). The capital of Pakistan is Islamabad. The number of inhabitants is 225,199,937.

Pakistan has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the USA. The Pakistan military inventory includes a broad mix of equipment, primarily from China, France, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Pakistan also has a large domestic defense industry. China is the leading foreign supplier of arms to Pakistan.

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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: 10.3 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 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: 653,000 140,000
Reserve personnel: 513,000 515,000
Available for military: 48,453,305 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: 3,742 627
Armoured fighting vehicles: 8,710 2,662
Total artillery: 6,308 751
Self-propelled artillery: 1,225 577
Rocket artillery: 1,738 174

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: 1,531 456
Fighter aircraft: 60 23
Multirole aircraft: 275 48
Attack aircraft: 69 18
Helicopters: 400 212
UCAV (combat drone): 113 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: 96 66
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 8 2
Corvettes: 0 2
Submarines: 6 1

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

Pakistan

Pakistan is one of several nations that are not the part of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Yet, the Pakistani government managed to acquire nuclear warheads, or at least it is believed so. The entire pursuit for nuclear power began at the beginning of 1970s. It was back then, when Western Powers heard about Pakistan efforts of developing nuclear weapons. At the beginning the government established first nuclear power plant. It was located near Karachi. Noteworthy is the fact that it was possible due to the help of Western nations, which provided Pakistan with necessary equipment and materials. Later on, the president of Pakistan said that the main goal of Pakistan is to construct nuclear weapons. It was a response to India’s claim that they are capable of building nuclear weapons.

Although throughout the 1970s and at the beginning of 1980s there were little facts regarding Pakistan’ nuclear capabilities, there were rumours that from the mid-1980s, Pakistan already had a few warheads. However, it was only in 1998 that Pakistan decided to conduct their first nuclear tests. There were 6 tests and they were the response to 5 tests that India conducted several weeks before Pakistan.

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Pakistan

16-23 years of age for voluntary military service; soldiers cannot be deployed for combat until age 18; the Pakistani Air Force and Pakistani Navy have inducted their first female pilots and sailors; the Pakistan Air Force recruits aviation technicians at age 15; service obligation (Navy) 10-18 years; retirement required after 18-30 years service or age 40-52.

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.