Originally Posted by boston
At best its only going to be Army spec for non combat use.
Pretty much the case with any civilian-based military vehicles.
The military/ companies that do military conversions need something rugged/off-roadable and affordable, the new Defender has evolved into an expensive premium SUV.
For example, in the UK, the old gen 2016 5-door Defender 110 Station Wagon started under £30,000 (about the same price as a 4x4 Ford Ranger pickup with a 210hp diesel engine). The base 2020 Defender 110 with steel wheels starts at £45,240.
I guess another reason they need an affordable vehicle to begin with is because of the military equipment (armor, electrical, communications etc) that will be added.