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Military power of Spain and France

Country: Spain France
Capital: Madrid Paris
Population: 46 439 864 67 013 000
Area: 505 990 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 300 warheads
More: Spain military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 7,6 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,6% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 204 692 215 019
Reserve personnel: 16 200 27 680
Available for military: 11 759 557 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 327 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 530 6 352
Total artillery: 239 448
Self-propelled artillery: 96 330
Rocket artillery: 0 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 533 1 036
Fighter aircraft: 48 35
Multirole aircraf: 86 150
Attack aircraft: 0 84
Helicopters: 179 480

Navy

Total naval: 54 110
Aircraftcarriers: 1 4
Destroyers: 0 11
Frigates: 11 11
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 3 10

Military service

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.

France

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