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Military power of Germany and France

Country: Germany France
Capital: Berlin Paris
Population: 82 175 700 67 013 000
Area: 357 168 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 300 warheads
More: Germany military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 41,1 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,2% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 334 203 000
Reserve personnel: 40 000 68 000
Available for military: 18 529 299 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 328 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 357 6 352
Total artillery: 441 448
Self-propelled artillery: 149 330
Rocket artillery: 50 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 776 1 076
Fighter aircraft: 125 38
Multirole aircraf: 93 150
Attack aircraft: 0 89
Helicopters: 380 512

Navy

Total naval: 64 109
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 10
Frigates: 10 11
Corvettes: 5 0
Submarines: 6 10

Military service

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.

France

18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat post.