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Nowadays the FAP is considered to be the most powerful one in South America, not only because of the quantity and quality of aircrafts it possesses but because of the high degree of professionalism of its men.
Currently the FAP operates with combat aircrafts coming from Russia, France, Italy, Brazil, England, and the U.S.A. It does not depend on one supplier in particular. The beginning of this new millenium introduces the FAP as the major force in the air in South America, and this is no surprise when you realize that Peru is surrounded by 5 nations -Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile)- from whom it has to protect its borders in a potential war situation.
Rumor has it that Peru is planning on acquiring MIG-25RBN/T/V aircrafts that have exceptional climb abilities. This will mean that Peru is going to have a big advantage as far as photographic-analytical information of the enemy's military positions
The FAP was thus the first South American air force, and only the second Latin American air force, to fly supersonic fighters – right after Cuba.