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Military power of Brazil and France

Country: Brazil France
Capital: Brasília Paris
Population: 204 451 000 67 013 000
Area: 8 515 767 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 300 warheads
More: Brazil military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 318 480 215 019
Reserve personnel: 1 340 000 27 680
Available for military: 53 350 703 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 469 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 769 6 352
Total artillery: 1 112 448
Self-propelled artillery: 184 330
Rocket artillery: 198 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 761 1 036
Fighter aircraft: 45 35
Multirole aircraf: 0 150
Attack aircraft: 78 84
Helicopters: 263 480

Navy

Total naval: 111 110
Aircraftcarriers: 1 4
Destroyers: 0 11
Frigates: 9 11
Corvettes: 5 0
Submarines: 5 10

Military service

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.

France

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