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France Military 2020

SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











France Military 2020
SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 27, 2020

Military expenditures:
1.84% of GDP (2019 est.)
1.82% of GDP (2018)
1.78% of GDP (2017)
1.79% of GDP (2016)
1.78% of GDP (2015)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 61
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]

Military forces:
Army (Armee de Terre; includes Foreign Legion), Navy (Marine Nationale), Air Force (Armee de l'Air (AdlA); includes Air Defense), National Guard (Reserves), National Gendarmerie (paramilitary police force that is a branch of the Armed Forces but under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior; also has additional duties to the Ministry of Defense) (2019)

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)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding France on this page is re-published from the 2020 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of France Military 2020 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about France Military 2020 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may have 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 assigns counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order.






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