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Military power of France and Spain

Country: France Spain
Capital: Paris Madrid
Population: 67 013 000 46 439 864
Area: 640 679 km2 505 990 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads 0 warheads
More: France military forces description Spain military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 7,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 0,6%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 215 019 204 692
Reserve personnel: 27 680 16 200
Available for military: 14 563 662 11 759 557

Land Forces

Tanks: 406 327×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 2 530
Total artillery: 448 239
Self-propelled artillery: 330 96
Rocket artillery: 13 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 036 533
Fighter aircraft: 35 48
Multirole aircraf: 150 86
Attack aircraft: 84 0
Helicopters: 480 179

Navy

Total naval: 110 54
Aircraftcarriers: 4 1
Destroyers: 11 0
Frigates: 11 11
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 10 3

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.

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.