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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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Syria is a country located in Middle East with an area of 185,180 km2 (land boundries: 2,363 km and costline 193 km). The capital of Syria is Damascus. The number of inhabitants is 17,500,657.

The SAF's inventory is comprised mostly of Russian and Soviet-era equipment. Russia has supplied nearly all of Syria's imported weapons systems, although China and Iran have also provided military equipment.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 40 billion $ 1.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4.7% 5%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 200,000 169,000
Reserve personnel: 150,000 0
Available for military: 10,500,000 11,550,000

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 601 3,507
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,417 4,639
Total artillery: 773 3,343
Self-propelled artillery: 585 502
Rocket artillery: 188 691

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: 481 470
Fighter aircraft: 13 108
Multirole aircraft: 60 29
Attack aircraft: 18 90
Helicopters: 212 171
UCAV (combat drone): 24 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 43
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 2 0
Corvettes: 2 0
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.

Syria

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.

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.