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Military power of France and Switzerland

Country: France Switzerland
Capital: Paris Bern
Population: 67 013 000 8 306 200
Area: 640 679 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads 0 warheads
More: France military forces description Switzerland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 0,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 203 000 140 000
Reserve personnel: 68 000 80 000
Available for military: 14 563 662 1 852 580

Land Forces

Tanks: 406 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 1 500
Total artillery: 448 224
Self-propelled artillery: 330 224
Rocket artillery: 13 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 076 193
Fighter aircraft: 38 40
Multirole aircraf: 150 26
Attack aircraft: 89 0
Helicopters: 512 45

Navy

Total naval: 109 0
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 10 0
Frigates: 11 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 10 0

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.

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.