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Military power of USA and France

Country: USA France
Capital: Washington Paris
Population: 324 527 000 67 013 000
Area: 9 857 306 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 200 warheads 300 warheads
More: USA military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 554,2 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,8% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 301 300 203 000
Reserve personnel: 811 000 68 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 8 848 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 46 000 6 352
Total artillery: 3 269 448
Self-propelled artillery: 950 330
Rocket artillery: 1 197 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 12 100 1 076
Fighter aircraft: 388 38
Multirole aircraf: 2 062 150
Attack aircraft: 470 89
Helicopters: 5 000 512

Navy

Total naval: 436 109
Aircraftcarriers: 20 4
Destroyers: 85 10
Frigates: 0 11
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 70 10

Military service

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.

France

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