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Military power of Italy and France

Country: Italy France
Capital: Rome Paris
Population: 60 795 612 67 013 000
Area: 301 338 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 300 warheads
More: Italy military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 37,7 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,27% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 175 900 215 019
Reserve personnel: 41 867 27 680
Available for military: 13 865 688 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 200 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 361 6 352
Total artillery: 407 448
Self-propelled artillery: 164 330
Rocket artillery: 21 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 954 1 036
Fighter aircraft: 80 35
Multirole aircraf: 86 150
Attack aircraft: 71 84
Helicopters: 487 480

Navy

Total naval: 148 110
Aircraftcarriers: 2 4
Destroyers: 4 11
Frigates: 14 11
Corvettes: 5 0
Submarines: 8 10

Military service

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.

France

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