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Military power of Russia and France

Country: Russia France
Capital: Moscow Paris
Population: 144 554 993 67 013 000
Area: 17 098 242 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 500 warheads 300 warheads
More: Russia military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 69,2 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,3% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 771 000 203 000
Reserve personnel: 2 000 000 68 000
Available for military: 34 765 736 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 20 050 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 30 201 6 352
Total artillery: 14 533 448
Self-propelled artillery: 5 943 330
Rocket artillery: 4 020 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 4 042 1 076
Fighter aircraft: 629 38
Multirole aircraf: 428 150
Attack aircraft: 752 89
Helicopters: 1 360 512

Navy

Total naval: 313 109
Aircraftcarriers: 1 4
Destroyers: 19 10
Frigates: 6 11
Corvettes: 83 0
Submarines: 61 10

Military service

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.

France

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