Poland’s army 17th largest in the world

Polish Army soldiers in Afghanistan Image :wikimedia

A recent study by Credit Suisse showed that the Polish Army made it into the top 20 of the world’s largest armies, performing better than that of Germany, the media reported.

The Polish Army was placed 17th, while German forces – one spot lower. The Polish army has a budget of $9.65 billion according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), compared with the budget of $46.5 billion earmarked by the German government.

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

“Its  [the American] 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  $610 bn in 2014, which is far more than the combined military expenditures of the next nine countries in our index,” the experts claimed.

Such countries as: China, Japan, India, France, South Korea, Italy the UK, Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, Taiwan, Israel, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and Canada were also listed in the top 20.

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