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Military power of France and Austria

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

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

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.

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.