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Compare armed forces

Military power of Japan and France

Country: Japan France
Capital: Tokyo Paris
Population: 126 880 000 67 013 000
Area: 377 944 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 300 warheads
More: Japan military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 46,1 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 247 150 215 019
Reserve personnel: 56 100 27 680
Available for military: 27 301 443 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 686 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 905 6 352
Total artillery: 1 179 448
Self-propelled artillery: 226 330
Rocket artillery: 99 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 654 1 036
Fighter aircraft: 154 35
Multirole aircraf: 134 150
Attack aircraft: 0 84
Helicopters: 719 480

Navy

Total naval: 129 110
Aircraftcarriers: 4 4
Destroyers: 38 11
Frigates: 0 11
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 17 10

Military service

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.

France

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