Papakura, New Zealand—The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has released a rare glimpse of the secretive New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS).
The video reveals the unit’s high-tech training facility and offers a taste of the operators’ daily routines and training regimens.
Additionally, the NZDF sanctioned an interview with the New Zealand Herald, which produced a second video on the unit.
The NZSAS is famous for its secrecy and professionalism. You will not find any books written by former operators. You will not find any movies depicting the unit’s missions. The only thing that you will find, however, is an official documentary that describes the selection and assessment process. The documentary was sanctioned by the NZDF and the unit in an attempt to attract more applicants to NZSAS’ ranks. Following the U.S. Special Forces 18 X-ray example, the NZDF even permitted civilians to try their luck at selection.