France Defense Budget

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MANPOWER - Going beyond military equipment totals and perceived fighting strength is the actual manpower that drives a given military. Wars of attrition favor those with more.

 Total Population: 66,553,766
 Available Manpower: 30,000,000
 Fit for Service: 23,750,000
 Reaching Military Age Annually: 775,000
 Active Frontline Personnel: 205,000
 Active Reserve Personnel: 195,770

LAND SYSTEMS - Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks, light tanks and tank destroyers, either wheeled or tracked. AFV value includes Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).

 Tanks: 423
 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 6,863
 Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 325
 Towed-Artillery: 233
 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 44

AIR POWER - Includes both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft from all branches of service.

 Total Aircraft: 1,282
 Fighters/Interceptors: 284
 Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 284
 Transport Aircraft: 662
 Trainer Aircraft: 268
 Helicopters: 611
 Attack Helicopters: 48

NAVAL POWER - Aircraft Carrier value includes dedicated "helicopter carrier" vessels. Total naval strength includes all known auxiliaries as well.

 Total Naval Strength: 118
 Aircraft Carriers: 4
 Frigates: 11
 Destroyers: 11
 Corvettes: 0
 Submarines: 10
 Coastal Defense Craft: 20
 Mine Warfare: 18

RESOURCES (PETROLEUM) - Despite the advances made in battlefield technology, oil remains the lifeblood of any fighting force and supporting economy.

 Oil Production: 15,340 bbl/day
 Oil Consumption: 1,770,000 bbl/day
 Proven Oil Reserves: 84,080,000 bbl/day

LOGISTICAL - War is as much a battle of logistics - moving man and machine from / to points all over - as it is direct combat. Labor Force adds to available wartime industry strength.

 Labor Force: 29,790,000
 Merchant Marine Strength: 162
 Major Ports and Terminals: 14
 Roadway Coverage: 951,200
 Railway Coverage: 29,640
 Serviceable Airports: 464

FINANCIAL (in USD) - Regardless of strength in numbers, war is still driven by financing as much as any one leader or weapon.

 Defense Budget: $35,000,000,000
 External Debt: $5,496,000,000,000
 Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: $143,500,000,000
 Purchasing Power Parity: $2,591,000,000,000

GEOGRAPHY (in km) - Geographical values primarily figure into a defensive-minded war (i.e. invasion).

 Square Land Area: 643,801 km
 Coastline: 4,853 km
 Shared Border: 4,072 km
 Waterways: 8,501 km

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