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Military power of Sweden and France

Country: Sweden France
Capital: Stockholm Paris
Population: 9 851 017 67 013 000
Area: 450 295 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 300 warheads
More: Sweden military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5,77 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,24% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 42 000 215 019
Reserve personnel: 12 000 27 680
Available for military: 2 065 782 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 120 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 357 6 352
Total artillery: 244 448
Self-propelled artillery: 24 330
Rocket artillery: 0 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 240 1 036
Fighter aircraft: 0 35
Multirole aircraf: 98 150
Attack aircraft: 0 84
Helicopters: 53 480

Navy

Total naval: 213 110
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 11
Frigates: 0 11
Corvettes: 9 0
Submarines: 5 10

Military service

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.

France

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