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Military power of France and USA

Country: France USA
Capital: Paris Washington
Population: 67 013 000 324 527 000
Area: 640 679 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: France military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 215 019 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 27 680 811 000
Available for military: 14 563 662 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 406 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 46 000
Total artillery: 448 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 330 950
Rocket artillery: 13 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 036 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 35 388
Multirole aircraf: 150 2 062
Attack aircraft: 84 470
Helicopters: 480 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 110 436
Aircraftcarriers: 4 20
Destroyers: 11 85
Frigates: 11 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 10 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.