FEINDEF 2021: EINSA displays the Neton new 4x4 light vehicle for Spanish Special Forces

At FEINDEF 2021, Defense Exhibition in Spain, the Spanish company EINSA presents the Neton, a new 4x4 light vehicle that is now in service with Special Forces Units of Spanish armed forces. EINSA is a Spanish engineering company based in Madrid that develops, manufacture, and markets ground support equipment for civil and military aviation.

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The Neton is a new 4x4 Special Forces vehicle designed and manufactured by the Spanish company EINSA. (Picture source Army Recognition)

Last year the Army Support Command (MALE) and the Spanish engineering company EINSA signed the first agreement for the supply of 24 special operations light vehicles Neton for 4.8 million of Euros.

The NETON is based on a civilian chassis of Toyota Hilux using an open-top architecture. However, the vehicle has new engine, transmission and parts of the chassis has been modified to offer a new vehicle that meets the needs of Special Forces missions in terms of mobility and firepower.

The design of the vehicle is standard with the engine at the front, crew and troops in the middle and cargo area at the rear. The vehicle is fitted with an anti-roll-bar superstructure including a weapon ring armed with one 7.62mm machine. A swivel station is mounted on the right side of the vehicle which is armed with one 5.56mm machine gun. The driver is equipped with one folding windshield.

The NETON can carry four soldiers and their equipment. It has a weight of 2,300 kg with a maximum payload of 1.078 kg. The vehicle can easily be transported by military transport aircraft or by CH-47 helicopter. The front of the vehicle is fitted with a self-recovery winch.