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Military power of Taiwan and France

Country: Taiwan France
Capital: Taipei Paris
Population: 23 519 518 67 013 000
Area: 36 193 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 300 warheads
More: Taiwan military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 10,5 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 290 000 203 000
Reserve personnel: 2 800 000 68 000
Available for military: 5 883 828 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 280 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 050 6 352
Total artillery: 1 785 448
Self-propelled artillery: 510 330
Rocket artillery: 115 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 787 1 076
Fighter aircraft: 125 38
Multirole aircraf: 190 150
Attack aircraft: 0 89
Helicopters: 250 512

Navy

Total naval: 67 109
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 4 10
Frigates: 20 11
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 4 10

Military service

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.

France

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