New Zealand Special Air Service are often seen as the toughest unit in the New Zealand Army. They were formed on July 7, 1955, and it is also abbreviated as theNZSAS. As their name suggests, they were closely modelled on the British Special Air Service (SAS). Their history traces its origins to the Second World War and the famousLong Range Desert Group that a number of New Zealanders served with.
For the New Zealand Government, the NZSAS is the “premier combat unit of the New Zealand Defence Force”.
Here is a new top 10 list of most dangerous special forces around the world with a brief description of each. The list is derivated as a result of independent research based on the history, missions, training, equipment and the strength of the homeland.
10. Irish Army Ranger wing
The Irish Army Ranger Wing (ARW) is the special unit in the Irish Defence Forces. The Army Ranger Wing is Ireland’s hostage rescue unit and they are closely related to specialised Irish Emergency Response Unit (ERU). Sciathán Fiannóglach an Airm (Irish: Army Ranger Wing) and An Garda Síochána (Emergency Response Unit) are training together and in of any hostage situation, the Irish Ranger Wing could be requested to support the ERU.