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Military power of Australia and France

Country: Australia France
Capital: Canberra Paris
Population: 24 399 300 67 013 000
Area: 7 692 024 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 300 warheads
More: Australia military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 25 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,88% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 58 061 215 019
Reserve personnel: 19 338 27 680
Available for military: 5 316 464 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 59 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 580 6 352
Total artillery: 235 448
Self-propelled artillery: 0 330
Rocket artillery: 0 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 450 1 036
Fighter aircraft: 0 35
Multirole aircraf: 97 150
Attack aircraft: 0 84
Helicopters: 187 480

Navy

Total naval: 49 110
Aircraftcarriers: 2 4
Destroyers: 0 11
Frigates: 11 11
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 6 10

Military service

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.

France

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