MANPOWER: Going beyond military equipment totals and perceived fighting strength is the actual manpower that makes up a given military force. Wars, particularly those with high attrition, traditionally favor those with more manpower.
REACHING MILITARY AGE ANNUALLY:775,000
TOTAL MILITARY PERSONNEL:388,635
AIRPOWER: Values include both fixed- and rotary-wing systems from all branches of service. Attack Aircraft are defined as those capable of attacking ground / surface targets (Some BEING purpose-built while others are modifications of existing products). Attack Helicopters are defined as those multi-engine, rotary-wing systems developed specifically to attack ground targets. Transports value includes both fixed- and rotary-wing products. At this time, UAV values are not considered. EXTERNAL LINK: Aircraft throughout the military history of France
TOTAL AIRCRAFT STRENGTH:1,262
TOTAL HELICOPTER STRENGTH:570
LAND STRENGTH: Combat Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), light tanks, and tank destroyers. No distinction is made between tracked and wheeled designs. Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) value includes Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) as well as Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs). Rocket Projectors primary include self-propelled forms. EXTERNAL LINK: Armor and Artillery throughout the military history of France
ARMORED FIGHTING VEHICLES:6,330
NAVAL STRENGTH: Aircraft Carrier value includes traditional carriers as well as Helicopter Carriers. Submarine value includes diesel-electric and nuclear-powered types, no distinction being made between conventional- and nuclear-attack forms. Total Naval Assets (*) value includes all possible / available vessels including auxiliaries, which are not showcased individually below. EXTERNAL LINK: Warships and Submarines throughout the military history of France
TOTAL NAVAL ASSETS:118*
NATURAL RESOURCES (PETROLEUM): Petroleum remains the lifeblood of any war. As such it is weighed into the GFP ranking through the figures below. Values are shown as BBL/DY (Barrels Per Day).
OIL PRODUCTION:16,420 bbl/dy
OIL CONSUMPTION:1,770,000 bbl/dy
PROVEN RESERVES:72,350,000 bbl
LOGISTICS: Logistics works its way into any formula regarding war. For the GFP ranking, values include personnel, industry, and services related to war production.
MERCHANT MARINE STRENGTH:555
MAJOR PORTS, HUBS & TERMINALS:14
ROADWAY COVERAGE:951,200 km
RAILWAY COVERAGE:29,640 km
FINANCE: The GFP ranking takes into account a nation's financial health on the world stage. All values presented in USD ($).
RESERVES OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE & GOLD:$146,800,000,000
PURCHASING POWER PARITY:$2,826,000,000,000
GEOGRAPHY: Geography values factor into both offensive and defensive wars.