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Military power of Austria and France

Country: Austria France
Capital: Vienna Paris
Population: 8 725 931 67 013 000
Area: 83 879 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 300 warheads
More: Austria military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 2,8 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,74% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 55 000 215 019
Reserve personnel: 35 000 27 680
Available for military: 1 941 110 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 56 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 284 6 352
Total artillery: 83 448
Self-propelled artillery: 83 330
Rocket artillery: 0 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 136 1 036
Fighter aircraft: 15 35
Multirole aircraf: 0 150
Attack aircraft: 0 84
Helicopters: 70 480

Navy

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

Military service

Austria

Registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system.

France

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