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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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Germany is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 357,168 km2 (land boundries: 3,694 km and costline 2,389 km). The capital of Germany is Berlin. The number of inhabitants is 83,166,711.

Germany joined NATO in May 1955. The German Army has incorporated a joint Franco-German mechanized infantry brigade since 1989, a Dutch airmobile infantry brigade, and a Dutch mechanized infantry brigade. the German Federal Armed Forces inventory is mostly comprised of weapons systems produced domestically or jointly with other European countries and from the United States. Germany's defense industry is capable of manufacturing the full spectrum of military weapons systems, and is one of the world's leading arms exporters.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 40 billion $ 78 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4.7% 2%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 200,000 183,638
Reserve personnel: 150,000 34,600
Available for military: 10,500,000 18,529,299

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 601 328
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,417 3,874
Total artillery: 773 401
Self-propelled artillery: 585 121
Rocket artillery: 188 38

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: 481 662
Fighter aircraft: 13 141
Multirole aircraft: 60 90
Attack aircraft: 18 0
Helicopters: 212 347
UCAV (combat drone): 24 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: 66 65
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 2 12
Corvettes: 2 5
Submarines: 1 6

Total naval

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

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Germany

Germany participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

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.

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.