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France Military 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











France Military 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 22, 2014

Military branches:
Army (Armee de Terre; includes Marines, Foreign Legion, Army Light Aviation), Navy (Marine Nationale), Air Force (Armee de l'Air (AdlA); includes Air Defense) (2011)

Military service age and obligation:
18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat posts (2013)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 14,563,662
females age 16-49: 14,238,434 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 12,025,341
females age 16-49: 11,721,827 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 396,050
female: 377,839 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:
1.8% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world: 47

1.9% of GDP (2013)
1.9% of GDP (2012)
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding France on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of France Military 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about France Military 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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