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Military power of Vietnam and France

Country: Vietnam France
Capital: Hanoi Paris
Population: 92 700 000 67 013 000
Area: 332 698 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 300 warheads
More: Vietnam military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,4% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 482 000 203 000
Reserve personnel: 3 000 000 68 000
Available for military: 30 000 000 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 509 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 380 6 352
Total artillery: 2 524 448
Self-propelled artillery: 280 330
Rocket artillery: 1 094 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 274 1 076
Fighter aircraft: 37 38
Multirole aircraf: 24 150
Attack aircraft: 36 89
Helicopters: 145 512

Navy

Total naval: 173 109
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 10
Frigates: 7 11
Corvettes: 23 0
Submarines: 6 10

Military service

Vietnam

18-25 years of age for male compulsory and voluntary military service; females may volunteer for active duty military service; conscription typically takes place twice annually and service obligation is 18 months (Army, Air Defense), 2 years (Navy and Air Force); 18-45 years of age (male) or 18-40 years of age (female) for Militia Force or Self Defense Force service; males may enroll in military schools at age 17.

France

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