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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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Iraq is a country located in Middle East with an area of 437,072 km2 (land boundries: 3,809 km and costline 58 km). The capital of Iraq is Baghdad. The number of inhabitants is 38,433,600.

The Iraqi military inventory is comprised of a mix of equipment from a wide variety of sources, including Europe, South Africa, South Korea, Russia, and the US. Russia and the USA are the leading suppliers of military hardware to Iraq.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13 billion $ 7.6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.1% 3.5%

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: 140,000 650,000
Reserve personnel: 515,000 553,000
Available for military: 10,500,000 11,700,000

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 627 848
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,662 5,284
Total artillery: 751 1,969
Self-propelled artillery: 577 283
Rocket artillery: 174 424

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: 456 379
Fighter aircraft: 23 0
Multirole aircraft: 48 26
Attack aircraft: 18 32
Helicopters: 212 203
UCAV (combat drone): 1 14

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 68
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 2 0
Corvettes: 2 2
Submarines: 1 0

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.

Iraq

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.

Iraq

18-49 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription.