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Item divided by trainings' abilities, just so you know which can be used by what.

This info is getting from datamining the equipment viewer program on equipment.txt.

Commando equipment:[]

Blowpipe/Airgun (two hand) Katana (twohand) Shuriken (onehand) and Snickersnee (one hand). These ones were affected by some abilities in Commando and Stalker trainings.

Heavy Equipment:[]

Heavy Armor, M60E3, PKM, Wargot plasma rifle, Warp Resonator,

These ones were affected by Technician and Gunman's ability.

Rocket Equipment:[]

20mm HK, Law, RPG7, Reticulan Launcher, Reticulan Plasma Cannon, Wargot grenade launcher,  Grenade Launcher (underbarrel accessory), Underbarrel Plasma Launcher (accessory), All two hand.

Sniper Equipment:[]

Laser Sniper Rifle, Barret, MSG90, SR25, Sonic Gun, I will note that the sniping scope has been fixed in one patch that remove its requirement of this ability. All two hand

Scout Equipment:[]

Doppler Scanner, Heartbeat Scanner, Infra Vision, Group Cloak, Personal Cloak, Sound Absorber, Spirit Vision accessory for helmet, Wargot Doppler Scanner,

From these we can see Sniper is now a dedicated job, You just dont venture into that field unless you plan to tote a sniper rifle. No reason otherwise.