Budget Allotted: $62.3 billion
Total Active Troops: 205,000
Total Tanks in Service: 62.3 billion
Total Aircraft in Service: 1,264
Total Submarines in Service: 10
Major Wars Fought
The military history of France is somewhat gloomy and struggles to extend for more than 3,000 years. It was involved in World War I and II and faced major defeats. Other major wars included the French-Thai wars, Tunisian war of independence and the Algerian war of independence in 1954-62. After that France never got involved in major battles but sent troops to the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. The French military was a leading military with the finest navy of the world until the First World War. It is the most disciplined military as it has reformed its enrolment structure to only accept volunteers. France is the world’s biggest and most efficient weapon manufacturer and only country, with Russia, to own a system capable of radar guided missiles. The French army keeps on finding out the new ways to defeat their enemies and is now training eagles to track, catch and destroy drones.