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Military power of France and Syria

Country: France Syria
Capital: Paris Damascus
Population: 67 013 000 17 064 854
Area: 640 679 km2 185 180 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads 0 warheads
More: France military forces description Syria military forces description

Military expenditures

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

Active personnel: 215 019 178 000
Reserve personnel: 27 680 0
Available for military: 14 563 662 11 550 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 406 4 600×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 4 000
Total artillery: 448 3 200
Self-propelled artillery: 330 460
Rocket artillery: 13 582

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 036 706
Fighter aircraft: 35 278
Multirole aircraf: 150 40
Attack aircraft: 84 120
Helicopters: 480 163

Navy

Total naval: 110 64
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 11 0
Frigates: 11 2
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 10 2

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.

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.