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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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Malaysia is a country located in Southeastern Asia with an area of 330,803 km2 (land boundries: 2,742 km and costline 4,675 km (Peninsular Malaysia 2,068 km, East Malaysia 2,607 km)). The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. The number of inhabitants is 32,730,000.

Malaysia is a member of the Five Powers Defense Arrangements, a series of mutual assistance agreements reached in 1971 embracing Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Malaysia also cooperates closely with the US military. the Malaysian Armed Forces field a diverse mix of mostly older imported weapons systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13 billion $ 3.6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.1% 1.16%

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: 140,000 110,000
Reserve personnel: 515,000 296,300
Available for military: 10,500,000 14,817,517

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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 48
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,662 1,276
Total artillery: 751 250
Self-propelled artillery: 577 0
Rocket artillery: 174 54

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: 456 122
Fighter aircraft: 23 0
Multirole aircraft: 48 26
Attack aircraft: 18 12
Helicopters: 212 54
UCAV (combat drone): 1 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: 66 111
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 2 3
Corvettes: 2 6
Submarines: 1 2

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.

Malaysia

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.

Malaysia

17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent and proof of age); mandatory retirement age 60; women serve in the Malaysian Armed Forces; no conscription.