The country with the second-highest defence budget in Europe is France. France's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$50,119M (1.90% of its GDP).
France has a military of 375,100 personnel, with 203,250 active, 41,050 in reserve and 130,800 from paramilitary forces, making up 5.6 military personnel per 1000 in population.
On land, France has a mobile force of 200 tanks. For aerial defence, France has an air force of 395 military aircrafts and 293 attack helicopters.France's naval fleet is the third-largest in Europe. France has a naval fleet of 36 vessels, including 1 aircraft carriers and 10 nuclear submarines. Other offensive warships in the naval arsenal include 11 frigates and 11 destroyers.