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Country: France (FR) Malaysia (MY)
Capital: Paris Kuala Lumpur
Population: 67 013 000 30 894 900
Area: 640 679 km2 330 803 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 3,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 1,16%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 203 000 110 000
Reserve personnel: 68 000 296 300
Available for military: 14 563 662 14 817 517

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 406 48
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 1 386
Total artillery: 448 295
Self-propelled artillery: 330 30
Rocket artillery: 13 54

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 076 221
Fighter aircraft: 38 10
Multirole aircraf: 150 39
Attack aircraft: 89 0
Helicopters: 512 63

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Navy

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Total naval: 109 66
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 10 0
Frigates: 11 5
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 10 2

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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.

Malaysia

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.

Malaysia

17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent and proof of age); mandatory retirement age 60; women serve in the Malaysian Armed Forces; no conscription.