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Military power of France and Australia

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

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

Military service

France

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

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.