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    France Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Army (includes Marines, Foreign Legion, Army Light Aviation), Navy (includes naval air), Air Force (includes Air Defense), National Gendarmerie

      Military service age and obligation:
      17 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription ended in the 1990s; women serve in non-combat military posts (2001)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 17-49: 13,676,509
      females age 17-49: 13,504,539 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 17-49: 11,262,661
      females age 17-49: 11,079,472 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 389,204
      females age 17-49: 372,719 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $45 billion FY06 (2005)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2.6% FY06 (2005 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding France on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of France Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about France Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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