Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Aviation
No regular indigenous military forces; paramilitary National Guard, Police Force.
Puerto Rico defence and foreign affairs:
Defense is the responsibility of the United States
The island has three international airports, the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Carolina, Mercedita Airport in Ponce, and the Rafael Hernández Airport in Aguadilla, and 27 local airports. The Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is the largest aerial transportation hub in the Caribbean, and one of the largest in the world in terms of passenger and cargo movement.
Note: The islands have 17 airports with paved runways (3,047 m: 3 1,524 to 2,437 m: 2 914 to 1,523 m: 7 under 914 m: 5), 12 airports with unpaved runways ((12 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 1 under 914 m: 10).
Knowledge of aircraft and helicopters.