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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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Israel is a country located in Middle East with an area of 20,770 km2 (land boundries: 1,068 km and costline 273 km). The capital of Israel is Jerusalem but it is internationally unrecognized. The number of inhabitants is 9,353,610.

Israel has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the US. The majority of the IDF's inventory is comprised of weapons that are domestically-produced or imported from Europe and the United States. Israel has a broad defense industrial base that can develop, produce, support, and sustain a wide variety of weapons systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13 billion $ 21.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.1% 5.6%

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: 140,000 169,500
Reserve personnel: 515,000 465,000
Available for military: 10,500,000 1,797,960

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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 1,650
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,496 6,135
Total artillery: 824 1,000
Self-propelled artillery: 627 650
Rocket artillery: 197 48

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: 469 618
Fighter aircraft: 23 41
Multirole aircraf: 48 230
Attack aircraft: 32 0
Helicopters: 212 128
UCAV (combat drone): 0 15

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 74
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 2 0
Corvettes: 2 7
Submarines: 1 6

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

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

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.

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).