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  • Air force > Combat aircraft: Number of fighter aircrafts (fixed wing aircrafts with combat capability).
  • Army > Attack helicopters: Number of attack helicopter (includes helicopters that have some attacking capabilities).
  • Army > Main battle tanks: Number of main battle tanks.
  • Battle-related deaths > Number of people: Battle-related deaths (number of people). Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths.
  • Budget: Annual defense budget in billion USD.
  • Global Peace Index: The Global Peace Index is comprised of 22 indicators in the three categories ongoing domestic or international conflicts; societal safety; and security and militarization. A low index value indicates a peaceful and safe country.
  • Navy > Corvette warships: Number of corvettes.
  • Navy > Nuclear submarines: Number of nuclear submarines.
  • Navy > Submarines: Number of patrol boats (includes minesweepers).
  • Paramilitary personnel: Paramilitary.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Personnel > Per capita: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
  • WMD > Missile: A description of the nation's situation with regards to the possession and manufacture of missile weapons of mass destruction
  • WMD > Nuclear: A description of the nation's situation with regards to the possession and manufacture of nuclear weapons
  • War deaths: Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths."
  • Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Navy > Aircraft carriers: Number of aircraft carriers.
  • Arms trade > Arms exports, top countries: Compares the world's largest arms exporters, in millions of US Dollars. Data corresponds to the year 2010, and was compiled by SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), a think tank dedicated to the research of conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament in the world, with presence in Stockholm, Beijing and Washington DC.
  • Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Military expenditures: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Active military personnel: Active military personnel.
  • Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Armed forces personnel > Total: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces."
  • Personnel: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Navy > Frigates: Number of frigates.
  • Air force > C-130 transport aircraft: C-130.
  • Navy > Destroyers: Number of destroyers.
  • Nuclear weapons > Nuclear warheads: Total nuclear warheads.
  • Navy > Cruisers: Number of cruisers.
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure per capita: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Branches: The names of the ground, naval, air, marine, and other defense or security forces
  • Battle-related deaths > Number of people per million: Battle-related deaths (number of people). Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Navy > Missile submarines: Missile sub.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Navy > Amphibious warfare ships: Number of amphibious warfare ships.
  • Active military personnel per thousand people: Active military personnel. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Arms trade > Arms exports, top countries per million people: Compares the world's largest arms exporters, in millions of US Dollars. Data corresponds to the year 2010, and was compiled by SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), a think tank dedicated to the research of conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament in the world, with presence in Stockholm, Beijing and Washington DC. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Military expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • Highest military decorations > Name: Name of each country’s highest military decoration.
  • Air force > Aircraft carriers > Total: Total amount of aircraft carriers possessed by each country. 
  • Navy > Helicopter carriers: Amount of helicopter carriers currently in service.
  • Navy > Patrol boats: Number of patrol boats (Includes minesweepers).
  • Navy > Attack subs: Attack sub.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Gulf War Coalition Forces: Number of troops who served on active duty in the Gulf War theater of operations between August 2, 1990, and June 13, 1991.
  • NATO > NATO reserves provided: Reserve personnel.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Expenditures > Dollar figure: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies
  • Air force > Aircraft carriers > Commissioned:

    Amount of aircraft carriers in full service in each country. These numbers can also be interpreted as the amount of each country's commissioned aircraft carriers.   

  • Navy > Amphibious assault ships: Amphibious assault ship.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Armed forces personnel per 1000: Total armed forces (2000). Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Army > Self-propelled guns: Self-propelled gun.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Personnel per 1000: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Army > Mortars: Mortar.
  • Army > Troops prepared for deployed operations: Troops prepared for deployed operations.
  • Army > Troops prepared for deployed and sustained operation: Troops prepared for deployed and sustained operation.
  • Conscription: A description of the status of conscription in the nation in 1997.
  • Paramilitary personnel per million people: Paramilitary.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

    . Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Army > Towed artillery units: Towed artillery.
  • Armed forces growth: Growth in the number of armed forces personnel from 1985 (index = 100) to 2000. 100 means no growth, 50 means it halved and 200 means it doubled.
  • Imports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Air force > Aircraft carriers > In reserve: Total amount of reserve aircraft carriers in each country.
  • WMD > Biological: A description of the nation's situation with regards to the possession and manufacture of biological weapons of mass destruction
  • Military expenditures > Percent of GDP: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Conventional arms > Exports: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre).
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per $ GDP: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product
  • Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths: Amount of citizens from each country who were killed in the 2002 Bali bombings. In all, 202 people were killed.
  • Army > Troops prepared for deployed and sustained operation per million people: Troops prepared for deployed and sustained operation. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • WMD > Chemical: A description of the nation's situation with regards to the possession and manufacture of chemical weapons of mass destruction
  • Army > Armoured vehicles: Armoured vehicle.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Exports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Gulf War Coalition Forces per million: Number of troops who served on active duty in the Gulf War theater of operations between August 2, 1990, and June 13, 1991. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms > Exports per capita: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Army > Troops prepared for deployed operations per million people: Troops prepared for deployed operations. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Military spending (euros): Military expenditure (€).
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per capita: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Conventional arms imports: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre).
  • Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths per million people: Amount of citizens from each country who were killed in the 2002 Bali bombings. In all, 202 people were killed. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Exports to developing nations: Arms Deliveries to Developing Nations, by supplier, total of years 1992-99. Major suppliers listed only. In the same period, the total figure for all other European suppliers was $18,043 million (US); the total for all other nations was $8,211 million (US). This makes the overall total $214,576 million (US)
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000.
  • Air force > Aircraft carriers > Under construction: Total amount of aircraft carriers under construction in each country. These numbers are not all inclusive since some countries do not release this information.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Conventional arms imports per capita: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Spending of GDP: Of GDP.
  • Commitment to Development Index (security): The Commitment to Development Index (CDI) ranks the world’s richest countries on their commitment to policies that benefit the poorer nations. The security component of the CDI considers military actions that affect developing countries, favoring three aspects of the security-development nexus: 1. Financial and personnel contributions to peacekeeping operations and forcible humanitarian interventions. 2. Deployment of naval fleets to platrol sea lanes. 3. Collaboration with international security regimes that promote non-proliferation, disarmament and international rule of law. Finally, the CDI penalizes some exports of arms to nations, especially ones that are undemocratic and spend heavily on the military.
  • Exports to developing nations > Per $ GDP: Arms Deliveries to Developing Nations, by supplier, total of years 1992-99. Major suppliers listed only. In the same period, the total figure for all other European suppliers was $18,043 million (US); the total for all other nations was $8,211 million (US). This makes the overall total $214,576 million (US) Per $ GDP figures expressed per $1 million of Gross Domestic Product.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49: The number of males aged 15-49 fit for military service. This is a more refined measure of potential military manpower availability which tries to correct for the health situation in the country and reduces the maximum potential number to a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve.
  • Exports to developing nations per million: Arms Deliveries to Developing Nations, by supplier, total of years 1992-99. Major suppliers listed only. In the same period, the total figure for all other European suppliers was $18,043 million (US); the total for all other nations was $8,211 million (US). This makes the overall total $214,576 million (US). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Conventional arms > Exports, % of GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates > Per $ GDP: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 10,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Navy > Amphibious transport docks: Amphibious transport dock.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Navy > Anti-mine ships: Anti-mine ship.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Conventional arms imports, % of GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure, % of GDP: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 > Per capita: The number of males aged 15-49 fit for military service. This is a more refined measure of potential military manpower availability which tries to correct for the health situation in the country and reduces the maximum potential number to a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Expenditure > % of central government expenditure: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 per 1000: The number of males aged 15-49 fit for military service. This is a more refined measure of potential military manpower availability which tries to correct for the health situation in the country and reduces the maximum potential number to a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Operation Enduring Freedom > Afghanistan coalition fatalities: Number of fatalities among coalition forces in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates, % of GDP: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Exports to developing nations, % of GDP: Arms Deliveries to Developing Nations, by supplier, total of years 1992-99. Major suppliers listed only. In the same period, the total figure for all other European suppliers was $18,043 million (US); the total for all other nations was $8,211 million (US). This makes the overall total $214,576 million (US). Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Operation Enduring Freedom > Afghanistan coalition fatalities per million: Number of fatalities among coalition forces in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Defence minister: Name of defence minister.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organisation's definition of the economically active population."
  • Military expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • Personnel > % of total labor force: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates per capita: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT France United Kingdom HISTORY
Air force > Combat aircraft 306
Ranked 1st. 38% more than United Kingdom
222
Ranked 8th.
Army > Attack helicopters 39
Ranked 3rd.
66
Ranked 1st. 69% more than France

Army > Main battle tanks 527
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
227
Ranked 8th.

Battle-related deaths > Number of people 0.0
Ranked 41st.
29
Ranked 29th.

Budget 62.5 US$ BN
Ranked 1st.
62.7 US$ BN
Ranked 2nd. About the same as France
Global Peace Index 1.86
Ranked 6th. 4% more than United Kingdom
1.79
Ranked 8th.

Navy > Corvette warships 15
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United Kingdom
4
Ranked 5th.
Navy > Nuclear submarines 10
Ranked 1st.
11
Ranked 2nd. 10% more than France
Navy > Submarines 0.0
Ranked 1st.
0.0
Ranked 9th.
Paramilitary personnel 98,155
Ranked 1st.
0.0
Ranked 128th.
Personnel > Per capita 5.9 per 1,000 people
Ranked 62nd. 64% more than United Kingdom
3.6 per 1,000 people
Ranked 93th.

Service age and obligation 17-40 years of age for male or female voluntary military service); no conscription; 12-month service obligation; women serve in noncombat military posts 16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 16 years of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of the Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens
WMD > Missile France has an estimated 60 operational Air-Sol-Moyenne Porte (ASMP) supersonic missiles with a 300-kilometer range. The ASMP Ameliore (ASMP-A), with a range of 500 kilometers, is expected to enter service in 2007. The ASMPs are carried on 3 squads (60 total) of Mirage 2000N bombers and carrier-based aircraft. France's four operational nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) carry a total of 48 M4 and M45 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) with 288 total warheads. A new SLBM, the M51, will enter service in 2010 and eventually will be carried on all four operating SSBNs. The M51 will have a range of 8,000 to 10,000 kilometers and be capable of carrying up to six warheads. In December 2004. the French Arms Procurement Agency (DGA) placed a 3.0 billion euro order with EADS Aeronautics Company for new M51 ballistic missiles. The French government was also in its final stages of development of the ASMP-A ramjet-powered air-launched cruise missile as of January 2005. France deactivated and dismantled its 18 S3D intermediate-range missiles on the Plateau d'Albion in the 1990s. France is a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime. The United Kingdom's sole nuclear deterrent is based on four new Vanguard-class submarines, each outfitted to carry 16 U.S.-supplied Trident II sea-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) and 48 warheads. Britain shares a pool of missiles with the United States at the Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic, Kings Bay Submarine Base, Georgia. The Royal Navy retrieves missiles from the U.S. storage area and places warheads on the missiles onboard. Missiles are serviced by the United States. Although Britain has title to 58 SLBMs, it technically does not own them. The nuclear role of Britain's Tornado aircraft was terminated in 1998, bringing to an end a four-decade history of Royal Air Force aircraft carrying nuclear weapons. In 2004, British and U.S. officials conducted negotiations concerning the development of new "mini-nukes" to replace Britain's aging Trident system, a politically sensitive subject in the country.
WMD > Nuclear France is a nuclear weapon state party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). France maintains approximately 350 nuclear warheads on 60 Mirage 2000N bombers, four nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBN), and on carrier-based aircraft. From the time it detonated its first nuclear bomb in 1960 until its final test on January 26, 1996, France conducted 200 tests at sites on Pacific atolls and in the Sahara. In 1996, President Jacques Chirac introduced reforms for the country's nuclear forces, including scaling down its SSBNs from five to four, withdrawing aging Mirage IVP bombers from service, reducing its number of launchers by 50%, and dismantling its Plateau d'Albion land-based ballistic missile system. It dismantled its nuclear test facilities in the Pacific and ratified the Treaty of Rarotonga and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. France ceased production of plutonium and highly enriched uranium in 1992 and 1996, respectively, and, in 1998, began to dismantle the Marcoule reprocessing plant and the Pierrelatte enrichment facility. The French Navy operates about 80% of the total nuclear arsenal. The United Kingdom is a nuclear weapon state party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The UK's current stockpile is thought to consist of less than 200 strategic and "sub-strategic" warheads on Vanguard-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBN). The Strategic Defense Review of July 1998 called for major changes in the United Kingdom's nuclear weapons program. Air-delivered weapons were removed from service, leaving the SSBNs as the United Kingdom's only nuclear deterrent. The Review mandated that only one submarine be on patrol at a time, with its missiles detargeted and with a reduced number of warheads (maximum of 48). On May 1, 2004, the Nuclear Safeguards Act went into effect in the United Kingdom, providing necessary legislation for the enforcement of the "additional protocol" designed to provide greater protection against nuclear non-proliferation. This protocol built on existing nuclear safeguards agreements with the IAEA. The United Kingdom ratified the NPT in November 1968 and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in June 1998.
War deaths 0.0
Ranked 179th.
0.0
Ranked 125th.

Military service age and obligation 17-40 years of age for male and female voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat posts 16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; as of October 2009, women comprised 12.1% of officers and 9% of enlisted personnel in the regular forces; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens
Navy > Aircraft carriers 1
Ranked 1st. The same as United Kingdom
1
Ranked 4th.
Arms trade > Arms exports, top countries 1,139
Ranked 6th. 32% more than United Kingdom
863
Ranked 7th.

Armed forces personnel 294,000
Ranked 17th. 39% more than United Kingdom
212,000
Ranked 23th.
Military expenditures 2.6% of GDP
Ranked 8th. 4% more than United Kingdom
2.5% of GDP
Ranked 20th.
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) Army, Royal Navy (includes Royal Marines), Royal Air Force
Active military personnel 218,200
Ranked 1st. 18% more than United Kingdom
185,690
Ranked 3rd.
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 2.6%
Ranked 51st. 8% more than United Kingdom
2.4%
Ranked 57th.

Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Armed forces personnel > Total 353,000
Ranked 17th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
160,000
Ranked 36th.

Personnel 359,000
Ranked 18th. 65% more than United Kingdom
217,000
Ranked 28th.

Navy > Frigates 11
Ranked 1st.
13
Ranked 3rd. 18% more than France
Air force > C-130 transport aircraft 14
Ranked 2nd.
24
Ranked 1st. 71% more than France
Navy > Destroyers 11
Ranked 1st. 83% more than United Kingdom
6
Ranked 1st.
Nuclear weapons > Nuclear warheads 300
Ranked 3rd. 33% more than United Kingdom
225
Ranked 5th.
Navy > Cruisers 0.0
Ranked 1st.
0.0
Ranked 6th.
Expenditures > Dollar figure per capita $726.80
Ranked 6th. 1% more than United Kingdom
$719.14
Ranked 7th.

Branches Army (Armee de Terre; includes Marines, Foreign Legion, Army Light Aviation), Navy (Marine Nationale, includes Naval Air), Air Force (Armee de l'Air, includes Air Defense), National Gendarmerie Army, Royal Navy (includes Royal Marines), Royal Air Force
Battle-related deaths > Number of people per million 0.0
Ranked 41st.
0.496
Ranked 30th.

Navy > Missile submarines 4
Ranked 1st. The same as United Kingdom
4
Ranked 1st.
Navy > Amphibious warfare ships 5
Ranked 1st.
7
Ranked 3rd. 40% more than France
Active military personnel per thousand people 3.32
Ranked 7th. 13% more than United Kingdom
2.94
Ranked 11th.
Arms trade > Arms exports, top countries per million people 17.34
Ranked 7th. 27% more than United Kingdom
13.65
Ranked 11th.

Military expenditure > Current LCU 45.99 billion
Ranked 40th. 22% more than United Kingdom
37.78 billion
Ranked 43th.

Highest military decorations > Name The Legion of Honour The Victoria Cross
Air force > Aircraft carriers > Total 8
Ranked 4th.
41
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than France
Navy > Helicopter carriers 3
Ranked 2nd. 50% more than United Kingdom
2
Ranked 3rd.
Navy > Patrol boats 12
Ranked 1st. Twice as much as United Kingdom
6
Ranked 7th.
Navy > Attack subs 6
Ranked 1st.
7
Ranked 2nd. 17% more than France
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males 396,050
Ranked 28th. 3% more than United Kingdom
383,989
Ranked 30th.

Gulf War Coalition Forces 14,600
Ranked 5th.
45,400
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than France
NATO > NATO reserves provided 419,000
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
187,130
Ranked 10th.
Expenditures > Dollar figure $45.24 billion
Ranked 2nd. 6% more than United Kingdom
$42.84 billion
Ranked 3rd.

Air force > Aircraft carriers > Commissioned 4
Ranked 2nd. Twice as much as United Kingdom
2
Ranked 5th.
Navy > Amphibious assault ships 3
Ranked 1st. 50% more than United Kingdom
2
Ranked 2nd.
Armed forces personnel per 1000 4.83
Ranked 59th. 34% more than United Kingdom
3.6
Ranked 89th.
Army > Self-propelled guns 150
Ranked 6th. 69% more than United Kingdom
89
Ranked 9th.
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 401,379
Ranked 27th. About the same as United Kingdom
400,927
Ranked 28th.
Manpower available for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Personnel per 1000 5.68
Ranked 64th. 58% more than United Kingdom
3.6
Ranked 94th.

Expenditure > Current LCU 42502000000 31358000000
Army > Mortars 1,550
Ranked 7th.
2,370
Ranked 2nd. 53% more than France
Army > Troops prepared for deployed operations 71,585
Ranked 1st. 5% more than United Kingdom
68,400
Ranked 2nd.
Army > Troops prepared for deployed and sustained operation 29,444
Ranked 1st. 55% more than United Kingdom
19,000
Ranked 2nd.
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Paramilitary personnel per million people 1,488.29
Ranked 1st.
0.0
Ranked 1st.
Army > Towed artillery units 93
Ranked 10th.
138
Ranked 7th. 48% more than France
Armed forces growth -37%
Ranked 108th. 3% more than United Kingdom
-36%
Ranked 106th.
Imports > USD 68 million
Ranked 44th.
590 million
Ranked 12th. 9 times more than France

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ 3 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 75th.
94 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 40th. 31 times more than France

NATO > Current members > Date April 4 1949 April 4 1949
Air force > Aircraft carriers > In reserve 0.0
Ranked 8th.
0.0
Ranked 12th.
WMD > Biological France possessed a biological weapons program from 1921 to 1926 and again from 1935 to 1940. During these periods, France weaponized the potato beetle and conducted research on pathogens that cause anthrax, salmonella, cholera, and rinderpest. Its scientists also investigated botulinum toxin and ricin. It acceded to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) on September 27, 1984. Under its former biological warfare program (1936-1956), the United Kingdom weaponized anthrax and conducted research on the pathogens that cause plague and typhoid fever, as well as botulinum toxin. The United Kingdom no longer has an offensive biological weapons program, although its defensive biological program is strong. On March 28, 2005, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Russia issued a joint statement in affirmation of their support for the BTWC and called on all remaining countries not party to the BWC to implement and comply with the pact. London ratified the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention in March 1975.
Expenditures 2.6% of GDP
Ranked 26th. 8% more than United Kingdom
2.4% of GDP
Ranked 29th.
Military expenditures > Percent of GDP 2.6% of GDP
Ranked 25th.
2.7% of GDP
Ranked 23th. 4% more than France
Conventional arms > Exports $2.12 billion
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United Kingdom
$985.00 million
Ranked 4th.
Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per $ GDP $25.13 per 1,000 $ of GDP
Ranked 29th. 6% more than United Kingdom
$23.72 per 1,000 $ of GDP
Ranked 34th.

Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths 4
Ranked 7th.
27
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than France
Army > Troops prepared for deployed and sustained operation per million people 448.18
Ranked 1st. 49% more than United Kingdom
300.5
Ranked 3rd.
WMD > Chemical France developed and used chemical weapons in WWI and maintained stockpiles of mustard gas and phosgene at the beginning of WWII. In a 1988 speech to the United Nations, French President Mitterrand claimed that France had no chemical weapons and would produce none in the future. Having no evidence to the contrary, it should be accepted that France no longer has a chemical warfare (CW) program nor does it have chemical weapons stockpiles. France ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on March 2, 1995. The United Kingdom's World War II stockpile of chemical warfare (CW) agents included phosgene, mustard gas, and lewisite. However, the United Kingdom renounced its chemical weapons program in 1957 and subsequently destroyed its chemical stockpiles. The United Kingdom formally backed the U.S.-initiated Proliferation Security Initiative in 2004 and has participated in joint exercises to practice intercepting and boarding ships engaged in weapons proliferation, including chemical weapons. In addition, the United Kingdom continues to give monetary assistance to Moscow for the dismantlement of Russia's chemical weapons stockpile. Britain ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in May 1996.
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 16-49 None 11779679
Army > Armoured vehicles 6,887
Ranked 1st. 4% more than United Kingdom
6,642
Ranked 2nd.
Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ 2.4 billion constant 1990 US$
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than United Kingdom
791 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 7th.

Exports > USD 1.58 billion
Ranked 4th. 47% more than United Kingdom
1.07 billion
Ranked 5th.

Gulf War Coalition Forces per million 249.33
Ranked 12th.
790.6
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than France
Conventional arms > Exports per capita $36.33
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United Kingdom
$17.21
Ranked 11th.
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people 6.03
Ranked 184th.
6.07
Ranked 183th. 1% more than France

Army > Troops prepared for deployed operations per million people 1,089.63
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than United Kingdom
1,081.81
Ranked 3rd.
Military spending (euros) \u20ac39,105,000,000 \u20ac43,696,000,000
Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per capita $752.03 per capita
Ranked 6th. 5% more than United Kingdom
$718.95 per capita
Ranked 7th.

Conventional arms imports $89.00 million
Ranked 37th.
$171.00 million
Ranked 30th. 92% more than France
Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths per million people 0.0647
Ranked 14th.
0.455
Ranked 5th. 7 times more than France
Manpower > Availability > Males 14.65 million
Ranked 21st.
14.73 million
Ranked 20th. 1% more than France

Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP 1.22 per $1,000
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
0.553 per $1,000
Ranked 13th.
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 24 SEP 1996 24 SEP 1996
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males 396,050
Ranked 28th. 3% more than United Kingdom
383,989
Ranked 30th.
Manpower available for military service > Females age 16-49 14238434 14307316
Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 0.0475 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 79th.
1.56 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 52nd. 33 times more than France

Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 39,409.92 constant 1990 US$ per 1
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
13,133.75 constant 1990 US$ per 1
Ranked 10th.

Exports to developing nations $22,632.00 million
Ranked 3rd.
$42,816.00 million
Ranked 2nd. 89% more than France
Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates $2.48 billion
Ranked 14th.
$36.47 billion
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than France
Military expenditures > Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Figures > Date of information 2005 2005
Air force > Aircraft carriers > Under construction 0.0
Ranked 5th.
2
Ranked 1st.
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 12.11 million
Ranked 20th.
12.12 million
Ranked 19th. The same as France

Manpower > Availability > Females 14.38 million
Ranked 19th. 2% more than United Kingdom
14.13 million
Ranked 20th.

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 14.52 million
Ranked 21st.
14.88 million
Ranked 20th. 2% more than France

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 0.049 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 79th.
1.56 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 52nd. 32 times more than France

Conventional arms imports per capita $1.52
Ranked 62nd.
$2.99
Ranked 47th. 96% more than France
Spending of GDP 1.93%
Ranked 2nd.
2.3%
Ranked 1st. 19% more than France
Commitment to Development Index (security) 3.7
Ranked 20th.
5.4
Ranked 11th. 46% more than France
Exports to developing nations > Per $ GDP $0.01 million per $1 million
Ranked 3rd.
$0.02 million per $1 million
Ranked 1st. 84% more than France
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people 5.81
Ranked 187th.
5.87
Ranked 184th. 1% more than France
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females 377,839
Ranked 28th. 3% more than United Kingdom
365,491
Ranked 31st.
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 11.85 million
Ranked 18th. 2% more than United Kingdom
11.62 million
Ranked 19th.

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000 229.88
Ranked 127th.
247.04
Ranked 91st. 7% more than France

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 12.08 million
Ranked 18th.
12.35 million
Ranked 15th. 2% more than France

Exports to developing nations per million $384.58 million
Ranked 2nd.
$743.59 million
Ranked 1st. 93% more than France
Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP 0.051 per $1,000
Ranked 78th.
0.096 per $1,000
Ranked 70th. 88% more than France
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people 6.01
Ranked 186th.
6.06
Ranked 184th. 1% more than France
Conventional arms > Exports, % of GDP 0.171%
Ranked 10th. 76% more than United Kingdom
0.0966%
Ranked 13th.
Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates > Per $ GDP $12.36 per $10,000 of GDP
Ranked 19th.
$170.34 per $10,000 of GDP
Ranked 8th. 14 times more than France
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000 5.94
Ranked 175th.
6.25
Ranked 166th. 5% more than France
Navy > Amphibious transport docks 1
Ranked 1st.
5
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than France
Navy > Anti-mine ships 18
Ranked 1st. 20% more than United Kingdom
15
Ranked 2nd.
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 382,409
Ranked 28th.
383,593
Ranked 27th. About the same as France
Conventional arms imports, % of GDP 0.00715%
Ranked 77th.
0.0168%
Ranked 74th. 2 times more than France
Expenditures > Dollar figure, % of GDP 2.52%
Ranked 28th. 9% more than United Kingdom
2.31%
Ranked 31st.

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 > Per capita 0.199 per capita
Ranked 53th.
0.207 per capita
Ranked 40th. 4% more than France

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita 6.12 per 1,000 people
Ranked 112th.
6.29 per 1,000 people
Ranked 185th. 3% more than France
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita 0.239 per capita
Ranked 130th.
0.25 per capita
Ranked 106th. 5% more than France

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita 6.39 per 1,000 people
Ranked 139th.
6.58 per 1,000 people
Ranked 184th. 3% more than France
Expenditure > % of central government expenditure 5.39%
Ranked 31st.
6.31%
Ranked 27th. 17% more than France

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 per 1000 191.2
Ranked 60th.
205.13
Ranked 36th. 7% more than France

Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000 223.39
Ranked 120th.
230.08
Ranked 107th. 3% more than France

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females 377,839
Ranked 28th. 3% more than United Kingdom
365,491
Ranked 31st.
Operation Enduring Freedom > Afghanistan coalition fatalities 5
Ranked 7th.
7
Ranked 5th. 40% more than France
Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000 227.53
Ranked 152nd.
239.92
Ranked 114th. 5% more than France

Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates, % of GDP 0.11%
Ranked 19th.
1.49%
Ranked 8th. 14 times more than France
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people 5.81
Ranked 185th.
5.87
Ranked 182nd. 1% more than France
Expenditure > % of GDP 2.49%
Ranked 28th.
2.59%
Ranked 26th. 4% more than France

Exports to developing nations, % of GDP 1.65e-06%
Ranked 3rd.
3.89e-06%
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than France
Operation Enduring Freedom > Afghanistan coalition fatalities per million 0.0786
Ranked 12th.
0.116
Ranked 9th. 47% more than France
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000 6.24
Ranked 175th.
6.53
Ranked 165th. 5% more than France
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000 184.09
Ranked 97th.
189.22
Ranked 90th. 3% more than France

Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond
Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 37.97 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
13.13 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 10th.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Female 377839 365491
Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force 1.23%
Ranked 49th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
0.51%
Ranked 114th.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Male 396050 383989
Military expenditure > % of GDP 2.41%
Ranked 32nd.
2.71%
Ranked 30th. 12% more than France

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Ratification 06 APR 1998 06 APR 1998
Personnel > % of total labor force 1.32%
Ranked 57th. 86% more than United Kingdom
0.71%
Ranked 101st.

Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates per capita $38.90
Ranked 18th.
$601.81
Ranked 8th. 15 times more than France
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000 188.14
Ranked 107th.
197.44
Ranked 78th. 5% more than France

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