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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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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union countries that are located in Europe with an area of 4,233,255 km2 The capital of Ukraine is Brussels. The number of inhabitants estimated is about 447 million. Members of EU: Germany, Latvia, France, Lithuania, Estonia, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Sweden, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The European Union were not devised as a military alliance because most of the members are in the North Atlantic Alliance. Since the withdrawal of the UK, France is the only member recognised as a nuclear weapon state. Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium participate in NATO nuclear sharing.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13 billion $ 212.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.1% 0%

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: 140,000 1,204,489
Reserve personnel: 515,000 1,997,100
Available for military: 10,500,000 92,594,951

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: 868 4,544
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,496 29,572
Total artillery: 824 6,114
Self-propelled artillery: 627 1,898
Rocket artillery: 197 690

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: 469 5,428
Fighter aircraft: 23 453
Multirole aircraf: 48 874
Attack aircraft: 32 176
Helicopters: 212 2,454
UCAV (combat drone): 0 35

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: 46 1,286
Aircraftcarriers: 0 7
Destroyers: 0 19
Frigates: 2 69
Corvettes: 2 23
Submarines: 1 48

Total naval

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

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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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.

European Union EU

Data not available