Almand said he does not expect the Army to purchase any SORV vehicles in the foreseeable future, but he predicts that some National Guard units will acquire a small number of the vehicles for use at military bases in the United States.
Creature comforts and the reliability of commercial vehicles make the SORV an attractive option, he added.
The dollars for the SORV effort will run out in September, unless Congress adds funding later this year.
But there is no "clear-cut" requirement for the SORV.
Although the Army so far has rejected these proposals, Detroit's automotive giants and the National Automotive Center have continued to fine-tune the design of the so-called severe off-road vehicles, or SORVs, which are underwritten by congressional add-on dollars that the Army never requested.