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Military power of France and Germany

Country: France Germany
Capital: Paris Berlin
Population: 67 013 000 82 175 700
Area: 640 679 km2 357 168 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads 0 warheads
More: France military forces description Germany military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 41,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 1,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 203 000 178 334
Reserve personnel: 68 000 40 000
Available for military: 14 563 662 18 529 299

Land Forces

Tanks: 406 328×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 3 357
Total artillery: 448 441
Self-propelled artillery: 330 149
Rocket artillery: 13 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 076 776
Fighter aircraft: 38 125
Multirole aircraf: 150 93
Attack aircraft: 89 0
Helicopters: 512 380

Navy

Total naval: 109 64
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 10 0
Frigates: 11 10
Corvettes: 0 5
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.

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.