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French Armed forces

France
Population
Military budget
Active personnel
Nuclear weapons
67 013 000
55,7 billion $
203 000
300 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Paris
Area: 640 679 km2
Population: 67 013 000
Etnic groups: White 85%, North African 10%, Black 3.3%, Asian 1.7%
Religions: Christian 63-66%, Muslim 7-9%, Jewish .5-.75%, Buddhist .5-.75%, other .5-1.0%, none 23-28%

Military branches

(Forces armées françaises) Army (Armee de Terre; includes Marines, Foreign Legion, Army Light Aviation), Navy (Marine Nationale), Air Force (Armee de l'Air (AdlA); includes Air Defense).

Military service

18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat post.

Military expenditures

Military budget
55,7 billion $

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Percent of GDP
2,3

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Manpower

Active personnel
203 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Reserve
68 000

% of the highest value in the world (South Korea)

Available
14 563 662

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Land Forces

Tanks
406

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

AFV
6 352

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Artillery
448

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Self-propelled guns
330

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Rocket artillery
13

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

Tanks

TypeNameNumber

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-PVP1181
-VBL1466
-Nexter Aravis14
-Buffalo4

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-AMX 30 AuF1183
-AMX 30 AuF270

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber

Air Forces

Total aircraft
1 076

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Fighters
38

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Multirole
150

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Attack
89

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Helicopters
512

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Multirole aircraft

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Dassault Mirage 2000N 2000D89

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-Aérospatiale Puma103
-Aérospatiale Gazelle111
-Eurocopter Fennec58
-Westland Lynx16
-Eurocopter SA365 Dauphin8
-Aérospatiale Alouette III18

Navy

Total naval
109

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Aircraftcarriers
4

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Destroyers
10

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Frigates
11

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Corvettes
0

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Submarines
10

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
-Aquitaine class4
-Cassard class2

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Floréal class6

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
--

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Triomphant class4
-Rubis class6