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Military power of France & Jordan

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Country: France (FR) Jordan (JO)
Capital: Paris Amman
Population: 67 013 000 9 915 942
Area: 640 679 km2 89 341 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 4,6%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 203 000 110 700
Reserve personnel: 68 000 65 000
Available for military: 14 563 662 3 285 575

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 406 1 321
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 3 149
Total artillery: 448 621
Self-propelled artillery: 330 461
Rocket artillery: 13 88

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 076 260
Fighter aircraft: 38 0
Multirole aircraf: 150 46
Attack aircraft: 89 8
Helicopters: 512 126

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Navy

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Total naval: 109 27
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 10 0
Frigates: 11 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 10 0

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Nuclear weapons

France

France managed to research and develop its own nuclear weapon in 1960. The test, known as, Gerboise Bleue, was the result of mostly French research. One of the main figures that played crucial role in the entire process of developing the bomb was General Pierre Marie Gallois. He was concerned that the Suez Crisis, which started in 1956, would show the world how insignificant France became, since out of all Great Powers in the world, they were the only one without possessing its own nuclear arsenal. The tests were conducted on the terrains of Sahara Desert.

At this moment France owns 300 nuclear warheads, out of which almost all are deployed. What is more, compared to Great Britain, they made more tests, approximately 210. Noteworthy is the fact that the development of the first nuclear bomb in France as well as its tests were a bit controversial. It was due to the fact that France allowed Israeli observers to attend the tests, providing them with almost unrestricted access to all the data. It was quite important, since Israel, together with United Kingdom and France, were trying to invade Egypt.

Jordan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

France

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

Jordan

17 years of age for voluntary male military service; initial service term 2 years, with option to reenlist for 18 years; conscription at age 18 suspended in 1999; women are not conscripted, but can volunteer to serve in noncombat military positions in the Royal Jordanian Arab Army Women's Corps and RJAF.