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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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Netherlands is a country located in Western Europe with an area of 41,543 km2 (land boundries: 1,053 km and costline 451 km). The capital of Netherlands is Amsterdam. The number of inhabitants is 17,469,635.

The Netherlands is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed an agreement to conduct joint air policing of their territories in 2015. They trade responsibility for patrolling the skies over the three countries. The inventory of the Netherlands Armed Forces consists of a mix of domestically-produced and modern European and United States equipment. The Netherlands has an advanced domestic defense industry that focuses on armored vehicles, naval ships, and air defense systems

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13 billion $ 13.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.1% 1.5%

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 35,400
Reserve personnel: 515,000 4,500
Available for military: 10,500,000 7,728,129

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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 18
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,662 1,116
Total artillery: 751 75
Self-propelled artillery: 577 52
Rocket artillery: 174 0

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: 456 183
Fighter aircraft: 23 0
Multirole aircraft: 48 61
Attack aircraft: 18 0
Helicopters: 212 82
UCAV (combat drone): 1 4

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: 66 144
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 2 2
Corvettes: 2 0
Submarines: 1 4

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

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Netherlands

Netherlands 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.

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.