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Military power of France and Italy

Country: France Italy
Capital: Paris Rome
Population: 67 013 000 60 795 612
Area: 640 679 km2 301 338 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 37,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 1,27%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 215 019 175 900
Reserve personnel: 27 680 41 867
Available for military: 14 563 662 13 865 688

Land Forces

Tanks: 406 200×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 7 361
Total artillery: 448 407
Self-propelled artillery: 330 164
Rocket artillery: 13 21

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 036 954
Fighter aircraft: 35 80
Multirole aircraf: 150 86
Attack aircraft: 84 71
Helicopters: 480 487

Navy

Total naval: 110 148
Aircraftcarriers: 4 2
Destroyers: 11 4
Frigates: 11 14
Corvettes: 0 5
Submarines: 10 8

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.

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.