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Polish Military Information

Si?y Zbrojne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (“Armed Forces of the Polish Republic”, abbreviated SZ RP; popularly, Wojsko Polskie, abbreviated WP—roughly, the “Polish Military”) are the national defense forces of Poland. The name has been used since the early 19th century, but can also be applied to earlier periods.

The Polish Armed Forces comprise the Army (Wojska L?dowe), Navy (Marynarka Wojenna), Air Force (Si?y Powietrzne) and Special Forces (Wojska Specjalne) and are under the command of the Ministry of National Defense (Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej). As of 2009, the Polish Armed Forces have the twenty-first highest expenditure of any military in the world, depending on calculation according to SIPRI.

The Polish Land Forces (Polish: Wojska L?dowe RP) are a branch of Poland’s Armed Forces. They currently contain some 65,000 active personnel and form many components of EU and NATO deployments around the world.

Polish Army with Flag

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