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Military power of France and Russia

Country: France Russia
Capital: Paris Moscow
Population: 67 013 000 144 554 993
Area: 640 679 km2 17 098 242 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads 7 500 warheads
More: France military forces description Russia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 69,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 5,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 203 000 771 000
Reserve personnel: 68 000 2 000 000
Available for military: 14 563 662 34 765 736

Land Forces

Tanks: 406 20 050×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 30 201
Total artillery: 448 14 533
Self-propelled artillery: 330 5 943
Rocket artillery: 13 4 020

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 076 4 042
Fighter aircraft: 38 629
Multirole aircraf: 150 428
Attack aircraft: 89 752
Helicopters: 512 1 360

Navy

Total naval: 109 313
Aircraftcarriers: 4 1
Destroyers: 10 19
Frigates: 11 6
Corvettes: 0 83
Submarines: 10 61

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.

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.