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Military power of France and Brazil

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

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

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Manpower

Active personnel: 203 000 318 480
Reserve personnel: 68 000 1 340 000
Available for military: 14 563 662 53 350 703

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Land Forces

Tanks: 406 469×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 1 769
Total artillery: 448 956
Self-propelled artillery: 330 212
Rocket artillery: 13 198

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 076 749
Fighter aircraft: 38 47
Multirole aircraf: 150 0
Attack aircraft: 89 78
Helicopters: 512 249

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Navy

Total naval: 109 108
Aircraftcarriers: 4 1
Destroyers: 10 0
Frigates: 11 8
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 10 5

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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.

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.