POLAND

 

Population
Defence budget 2010
GDP 2009
Land area
Capital

Life expectancy
Population growth rate
38 million
Euros 6.2 billion (US$7.5billion)
Euros 331 billion (US$404 billion)
312,685 sq kms (120,696 sq miles)
Warsaw (Population 2.7 million including Metro area)
76.2 years
-0.15 per cent
 
 
Total Armed Forces  
Army
Navy
Air Force
 

45,000
8,000
17,000

Reserves: Under the terms of the latest reorganisation approximately 20,000 ready reserves are available the majority of which are assigned to the Land Forces.

 

 

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE  

Contact Details



 

Ministry of National Defence
Ulitsa Klonowa 1
PL-00909 Warszawa
Poland
 


 

ARMY ORGANISATION

 

Army Strength: Approximately 45,000

Outline Army Structure:

1 x Corps Headquarters
1 x Armoured Division
3 x Mechanised Divisions
1 x Air Assault Brigade
1 x Air Cavalry Brigade

Polish Land Forces Outline StructurePolish Land Forces Outline Structure

 6 Air Assault Brigade      

Polish 6 Air Assault Brigade

Note:
Other units such as engineers and fire support elements can be attached where necessary.

Polish Special Forces

Consists of the following under joint command:

a. Special Forces Command Headquarters Krakow
b. Operational Mobile Reaction Group (GROM) - Gdansk
c. Operational Mobile Reaction Group (GROM) Warsaw
d. 1st Special Commando Regiment Lubiniec
e. Naval Special Operations Regiment - Gdynia

Polish Land Forces - Formation Listing

1st Mechanised Division   Legionowo
  1st Mechanised Brigade
3rd Mechanised Brigade
21st Podhale Rifles Brigade
Wesola
Lubin
Rzesz
11th Armoured Division   Zagan
  10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade
17th Mechanised Brigade
34th Armoured Cavalry Brigade
Świętoszow
Międzyrzecz
Zagan
12th Mechanised Division   Szczecin
  2nd Mechanised Brigade
7th Coastal Defence Brigade
12th Mechanised Brigade
Zlocieniec
Slupsk
Szczecin
16th Mechanised Division   Elblag
  9th Armoured Cavalry Brigade
15th Mechanised Brigade
20th mechanised Brigade
Braniewo
Gizycko
Bartoszyce
Independent Brigades    
  25th Air Cavalry Brigade
6th Air Assault Brigade
1st Artillery Brigade
23rd Artillery Brigade
1st Engineer Brigade
2nd Engineer Brigade
Tomaszow
Krakow
Wegorzewo
Boleslawiec
Brzeg
Kazun Nowy

 


 

MAJOR ARMY EQUIPMENT

 

Main Battle Tanks 128 x Leopard 2A4
  About 500 T-72/A/M1/M1D
  About 220 PT-91/M/MA1
Reconnaissance (Recce) About 300 x BRDM-2 (wheeled)
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV) About 1,200 x BWP-1 (tracked)

Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC)

300 x KTO Rosomak (Patria) (wheeled another 390 on order)

  100 x SKOT (remaining in service)
  40 x Cougar MRAP (wheeled)
  200 x HMMWV (wheeled)
Self Propelled Artillery 90 x 152 mm Dana
  500 x 122 mm 2S1 Carnation (majority in store)
Towed Artillery 50 x 122 mm M-30
Multiple Rocket Launchers 200 x 122 mm BM-21 (majority in store)
  36 x 122 mm WR-40 Langusta
  30 x 122 mm RM-70 Dana
Mortars (Mor) 130 x 120 mm
  100 x 98 mm
  150 x 60 mm
Anti-Tank (Atk) 110 x AT-3 (MANPAD)
  75 x AT-4 (MANPAD)
  15 x AT-5
  110 x Spike (154 more on order)
Low Level Air Defence (LLAD) 245 x GROM SAM (about 75 SP with many in store)
  60 x SA-8 SP
  100 x ZSU-23-4 (various types)
Helicopters (Hel) 30 x M-24 Hind D (attack)
  31 x PZL W-3 (attack)
  25 x Mi-8 (transport)

 

11 x Mi-17 (utility)

 

26 x PZL W-4 (utility)

  30 x PZL W-3 (utility various types)

 


 

NAVAL ORGANISATION

 

Navy Strength: 8,000

Principal Units:

 

5 x Submarines
8 x Frigates and Corvettes
20 x Mine Countermeasures Vessels

 

Polish Navy Outline Structure


Polish Navy Outline Structure

The 3rd Flotilla comprises the main strike component of the naval forces: submarines, frigates, missile vessels and various specialised units such as salvage vessels, hydrographic units and auxiliaries.

The 8th Flotilla comprises Mine Countermeasures and Antisubmarine Warfare ships in their composition.

The Naval Aviation Brigade inventory includes 3 x fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter squadrons. The main base of the Brigade is situated in Gdynia-Babie Doły.

Shore-based units and naval establishments such as the Naval Academy, training centres, workshops, depots, etc are under the command of Polish Naval Headquarters units.

 


 

MAJOR NAVAL EQUIPMENT

 

Submarines (SSK)

4 x Kobben Class (Type 207)

  1 x Kilo Class
Frigates (FF) 2 x Pulaski (US Oliver Hazard Perry) Class
Corvettes (FS) 1 x Kaszub Class
  2 x Tarantula Class
  3 x Orkan Class

Mine Countermeasures (MCM)

12 x Goplo (minesweeper)

 

4 x Mamry (minehuner)

 

3 x 206 FM (minehunter)

Amphibious Vessels (LS)

5 x Lubin (landing ships)

 

3 x Deba (landing craft)

 

15 x assorted landing craft

Miscellaneous

2 x Tankers

 

3 x Salvage Vessels

  2 x Intelligence Vessels
  6 x Survey Vessels
  3 x Tugs (ocean capability)
  8 x Training Vessels

Naval Aviation

12 x An-28 (transport fixed wing)

 

4 x Kaman SH-2 (ASW)

  14 x PZL W-3 (SAR and utility)
  10 x Mi-14 (SAR and ASW)
  5 x PZL W-2 (utility)
  4 x M-17 (transport)

 


 

AIR FORCE ORGANISATION

Air Force Strength: 17,000

Polish Air Force Outline Structure

Polish Air Force Outline Structure

Note:
Combat aircraft squadrons are under the command of both 1 Tactical Air Wing ( 5 x squadrons) and 2 Tactical Air Wing (3 x squadrons). There are 4 x Control and Reporting Centres (CRC).


 

MAJOR AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT

 

Fighter/Interceptor (Ftr) 28 x Mig-29A
Fighter Ground Attack (FGA) 45 x Su-22M-4
Multi Role 36 x F-16C
  12 x F-16D
Transport (Tpt) 5 x C-130E Hercules
  2 x An-28
  11 x CASA-295M
  15 x M-28 (12 more on order)
  1 x Tu-154
Training (Trg) 6 x Mig-29UB
  30 x PZL-130
  52 x PZL TS-11 (being retired)
Helicopters (Hel) 3 x Mi-8S (VIP transport)
  11 x Mi-8 (transport)
  50 x Mi-2 (utility)
  7 x Mi-17 (transport)
  24 x PZ W-3 (utility)
  24 x PZL W-4 (utility and training)
  1 x Bell 412 (utility)
Air launched missiles (ALM) AA-8 (AAM)
  AIM-9 Sidewinder (AAM)
  AA-11 (AAM)
  AMRAAM (AAM)
  ASM-7 (SM)
  Maverick (ASM)
Surface to Air Missiles (SAM) 75 x SA-3 (many in store)
  60 x SA-3 SP (many in store)
  14 x SA-4 SP
  12 x SA-5 (static)

CURRENT UNIT DEPLOYMENTS
(over platoon strength 30 personnel. These are approximate figures)

NATO (ISAF) Afghanistan 2,500
EUFOR Bosnia 160
KFOR Kosovo 227