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Thursday, May 27, 2010

France Military Strength

France Military Strength

Map of France

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PERSONNEL
Total Population: 64,057,792
[2008]
Population Available: 29,026,057
[2008]
Fit for Military Service: 23,960,706 [2008]
Reaching Military Age Annually: 783,788 [2008]
Active Military Personnel: 225,000 [2008]
Active Military Reserve: 419,000 [2008]
Active Paramilitary Units: 101,400 [2008]

ARMY

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/French_Army_soldier.jpg

http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/3144/medium/Caesar_155mm-52cal_France_.JPG


Total Land-Based Weapons: 8,536
Tanks: 926 [2006]
Armored Personnel Carriers: 4,413 [2006]
Towed Artillery: 787 [2006]
Self-Propelled Guns: 273 [2001]
Multiple Rocket Launch Systems: 61 [2001]
Mortars: 363 [2001]
Anti-Tank Guided Weapons: 1,195 [2006]
Anti-Aircraft Weapons: 455 [2006]

NAVY

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/06/17/article-1027332-00DABEDD0000044C-895_468x286.jpg

http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/vanguard/images/vanguard1.jpg
Total Navy Ships: 134
Merchant Marine Strength: 138 [2008]
Major Ports and Harbors: 9
Aircraft Carriers: 1 [2008]
Destroyers: 13 [2006]
Submarines: 10 [2006]
Frigates: 20 [2006]
Patrol & Coastal Craft: 36 [2006]
Mine Warfare Craft: 21 [2006]
Amphibious Craft: 10 [2006]

AIR FORCE

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-images/2008-3/23/12267.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MTE3roZy35A/SmcPCwE0t9I/AAAAAAAAEoY/VpVSb2TdCEw/s400/FAF+Dassault+Rafale+fighter+aircraft+touch+and+go+USS+Ike.jpg

http://www.snhobbies.com/images/Rafale_1.JPG


Total Aircraft: 1,023 [2006]
Helicopters: 892 [2003]
Serviceable Airports: 476 [2007]

FINANCES (USD)
Defense Budget: $61,571,330,000 [2008]
Foreign Exch. & Gold: $115,700,000,000 [2006]
Purchasing Power: $2,075,000,000,000 [2007]

OIL
Oil Production: 73,180 bbl/day [2005]
Oil Consumption: 1,999,000 bbl/day [2005]
Proven Oil Reserves: 158,400,000 bbl [2006]

LOGISTICAL
Labor Force: 27,910,000 [2007]
Roadways: 950,985 km
Railways: 29,370 km

GEOGRAPHIC
Waterways: 8,500 km
Coastline: 4,668 km
Square Land Area: 643,427 km

Sources: US Library of Congress; Central Intelligence Agency; Fighting Forces (Barron's)

Last Updated: 2/12/2009

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