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Poland’s army 17th largest worldwide

PR dla Zagranicy
Roberto Galea 02.10.2015 16:08
The Polish Armed Forces are among the 20th largest in the world, a new study shows.
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The study, recently published by Credit Suisse, shows that the military strength of Poland places it between that of Thailand and Germany (in 16th and 18th place respectively).

The Polish army has a budget of USD 9.65 billion according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), compared with the budgets of USD 46.5 billion for Germany and USD 6.3 billion for Thailand.

The report says that the US and Russia have the two biggest armies in the world.

“Our analysis reveals the military superiority of the United States in conventional war capabilities compared to its close rivals,” the report read.

“Its fleet of 13,900 aircraft, 920 attack helicopters, 20 aircraft carriers and 72 submarines far outweighs the military might of any of its close rivals and so does its defense spending worth USD 610 bn in 2014, which is far more than the combined military expenditures of the next nine countries in our index.

“In reality, in today’s nuclear era, conventional forces are not the only indicator of military strength. Russia and the United States account for more than 90 percent of global inventories of nuclear weapons according to [SIPRI]”. (rg/rk)

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