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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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Italy is a country located in Southern Europe with an area of 301,338 km2 (land boundries: 1,836.4 km and costline 7,600 km). The capital of Italy is Rome. The number of inhabitants is 60,317,116.

Italy is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. The Italian Armed Forces inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced, jointly-produced, and imported weapons systems, mostly from Europe and the United State. The Italian defense industry is capable of producing equipment across all the military domains with particular strengths in naval vessels and aircraft

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13 billion $ 28.9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.1% 1.6%

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: 140,000 165,500
Reserve personnel: 515,000 18,300
Available for military: 10,500,000 13,865,688

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

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Tanks: 627 200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,662 2,758
Total artillery: 751 197
Self-propelled artillery: 577 68
Rocket artillery: 174 21

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: 456 712
Fighter aircraft: 23 92
Multirole aircraft: 48 66
Attack aircraft: 18 45
Helicopters: 212 423
UCAV (combat drone): 1 12

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: 66 200
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 2 15
Corvettes: 2 0
Submarines: 1 8

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

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Italy

Italy 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.

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.