French Armed forces

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Population: 67 087 000
Area: 640 679 km2
Capital: Paris

Ethnic 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 age and obligation: 18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat post.
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Military budget:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu37,4 billion $

Percent of GDP:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu2,2%


Active personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu215 019

Reserve personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu27 680

Available for military:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu14 563 662


Possession of nuclear weapons:
YES

Warheads:
300

Land Forces

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 and rocket artillery.
Tanks:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu406

Armoured fighting vehicles:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu5 409


Total artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu804

Self-propelled artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu325

Rocket artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu13


Current equipment main models

Tanks

TypeNameNumber
AMX Leclerc406

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
VAB2895
VBCI629
AMX-10 RC248
ERC 90 Sagaie100
-PVP1183
-VBL1470

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-AMX 30 AuF1253
CAESAR72

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
M270 MLRS13

Air Forces

Total aircraft - number of all military aircrafts and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircrafts. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircrafts.
Total aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu889


Fighter aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu40

Multirole aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu95

Attack aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu84

Helicopters:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu383


Current equipment main models

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
Dassault Mirage 200040

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
Dassault Rafale95

Attack aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Dassault Mirage 2000N 2000D84

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
Eurocopter Tiger51
-NH9015
-Aérospatiale Puma102
-Aérospatiale Gazelle110
-Eurocopter Caracal19
-Eurocopter Cougar36

Navy

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.
Total naval:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu115


Aircraft carriers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1

Destroyers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu11

Frigates:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu11

Corvettes:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu0

Submarines:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu10


Current equipment main models

Aircraft carriers

TypeNameNumber
Charles de Gaulle1

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
Horizon class2
-Aquitaine class2
-Cassard class2
Georges Leygues class5

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
La Fayette class5
-Floréal class6

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
--

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Triomphant class4
-Rubis class6
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