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Military power of China and France

Country: China France
Capital: Beijing Paris
Population: 1 373 541 278 67 013 000
Area: 9 596 961 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 300 warheads
More: China military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 215 019
Reserve personnel: 510 000 27 680
Available for military: 385 821 101 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 6 352
Total artillery: 9 726 448
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 330
Rocket artillery: 1 770 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 1 036
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 35
Multirole aircraf: 567 150
Attack aircraft: 300 84
Helicopters: 1 627 480

Navy

Total naval: 749 110
Aircraftcarriers: 1 4
Destroyers: 32 11
Frigates: 51 11
Corvettes: 32 0
Submarines: 73 10

Military service

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.

France

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