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Military power of Switzerland and France

Country: Switzerland France
Capital: Bern Paris
Population: 8 306 200 67 013 000
Area: 41 285 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 300 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 215 019
Reserve personnel: 80 000 27 680
Available for military: 1 852 580 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 6 352
Total artillery: 224 448
Self-propelled artillery: 224 330
Rocket artillery: 0 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 1 036
Fighter aircraft: 40 35
Multirole aircraf: 26 150
Attack aircraft: 0 84
Helicopters: 45 480

Navy

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

Military service

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.

France

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