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Military power of France & United Arab Emirates

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Country: France (FR) United Arab Emirates (AE)
Capital: Paris Abu Dhabi
Population: 67 013 000 5 927 482
Area: 640 679 km2 83 600 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 22,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 5,7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 203 000 100 000
Reserve personnel: 68 000 0
Available for military: 14 563 662 3 240 000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 406 388
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 5 813
Total artillery: 448 306
Self-propelled artillery: 330 183
Rocket artillery: 13 68

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 076 489
Fighter aircraft: 38 0
Multirole aircraf: 150 146
Attack aircraft: 89 0
Helicopters: 512 202

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Navy

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Total naval: 109 72
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 10 0
Frigates: 11 0
Corvettes: 0 11
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.

United Arab Emirates

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.

United Arab Emirates

18-30 years of age for compulsory military service for men, optional service for women; 17 years of age for male volunteers with parental approval; 2-year general obligation, 9 months for secondary school graduates; women may train for 9 months regardless of education.