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French Armed forces

France
Capital: Paris
Area: 640 679 km2
Population: 67 013 000
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Military budget
55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP
2,3
Nuclear weapons
300 warheads
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.
Active personnel
215 019
Reserve personnel
27 680
Available for military
14 563 662
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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 gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.
Tanks
406
AFVs
6 352
Total artillery
448
Self-propelled guns
330
Rocket artillery
13
Current equipment main models

Tanks

TypeNameNumber
AMX Leclerc406

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
VAB2661
VBCI629
AMX-10 RC248
ERC 90 Sagaie100
-PVP1183
-VBL1470
-Nexter Aravis14
-Buffalo4

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-AMX 30 AuF1253
CAESAR77

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
M270 MLRS13

Air Forces

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 aircrafts.
Total aircraft
1 036
Fighters
35
Multirole aircraft
150
Attack aircraft
84
Helicopters
480
Current equipment main models

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
Dassault Mirage 200035

Multirole aircraft

Attack aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Dassault Mirage 2000N 2000D84

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
Eurocopter Tiger55
-NH9018
-Aérospatiale Puma104
-Aérospatiale Gazelle111
-Eurocopter Caracal19
Eurocopter Cougar36
-Eurocopter Fennec59
-NHIndustries NH90 Caiman16
-Westland Lynx18
Eurocopter AS565 Panther16
-Eurocopter SA365 Dauphin8
-Aérospatiale Alouette III20

Navy

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.
Total naval
110
Aircraft carriers
4
Destroyers
11
Frigates
11
Corvettes
0
Submarines
10
Current equipment main models

Aircraft carriers

TypeNameNumber
Charles de Gaulle1
-Mistral class3

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
Horizon class2
-Aquitaine class4
-Cassard class2
Georges Leygues class5

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
La Fayette class5
-Floréal class6

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
--

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Triomphant class4
-Rubis class6
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