SAS training ground

Security threats have become more complex, so it’s vital the New Zealand Defence Force has modern facilities to train SAS personnel who are required to operate in high risk and complex environments.

The Battle Training Facility has elements for all-weather training, live firing, use of helicopters, and scenario training based on specific environments and structures such as aircraft fuselages, ship bridges, and public transport.

In the previous facilities SAS personnel could not fire their primary operational weapons, however the new BTF allows for live firing and up to advanced full-mission rehearsals.