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Military power of France and Norway

Country: France Norway
Capital: Paris Oslo
Population: 67 013 000 5 213 985
Area: 640 679 km2 323 802 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads 0 warheads
More: France military forces description Norway military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 7,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 1,4%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 203 000 25 000
Reserve personnel: 68 000 46 000
Available for military: 14 563 662 1 078 181

Land Forces

Tanks: 406 52×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 514
Total artillery: 448 38
Self-propelled artillery: 330 26
Rocket artillery: 13 12

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 076 122
Fighter aircraft: 38 0
Multirole aircraf: 150 50
Attack aircraft: 89 0
Helicopters: 512 34

Navy

Total naval: 109 45
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 10 0
Frigates: 11 5
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.

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).