We removed the EOD vest for now. Let's see how that changes things one step at a time.
The SPAR-16 would only be possible to be given as a secondary weapon as we cannot default to DLC weapons on vanilla factions without forcing the watermark on people that don't own it.
I am personally not a big fan of giving 5.56 to NATO (US), and would like to keep it for only (UK) and retain the asymmetrical character for each sub-faction. US has better armor with the special carrier vest that UK cannot match, but UK has the stealth uniforms. Worst case it can be discussed however.