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Romania is a country located in Southeastern Europe with an area of 238,391 km2 (land boundries: 2,844 km and costline 225 km). The capital of Romania is Bucharest. The number of inhabitants is 19,317,984.

Romania became a member of NATO in 2004. Romania conducts its own air policing mission, but because of Russian aggression in the Black Sea region, NATO allies have sent detachments of fighters to augment the Romanian Air Force since 2014. Romania hosts a NATO multinational divisional and a brigade-sized headquarters. The inventory of the Romanian Armed Forces is comprised mostly of Soviet-era and older domestically-produced weapons systems.

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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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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 8.7 billion $ 40 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.5% 4.7%

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: 68,500 200,000
Reserve personnel: 53,000 150,000
Available for military: 5,601,234 10,500,000

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

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Tanks: 440 601
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,352 2,417
Total artillery: 1,355 773
Self-propelled artillery: 53 585
Rocket artillery: 207 188

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: 165 481
Fighter aircraft: 23 13
Multirole aircraft: 14 60
Attack aircraft: 0 18
Helicopters: 69 212
UCAV (combat drone): 0 24

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: 55 66
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 3 2
Corvettes: 7 2
Submarines: 1 1

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

Romania

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Romania

18 years of age for male and female voluntary service; conscription ended 2006; all military inductees (including women) contract for an initial 5-year term of service, with subsequent successive 3-year terms until age 36.

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.