I have an idea. Mercs need somthing to combat saber defence. I give you deflector screen. A new merc goodie that, when the key is pressed and held, an impenetreble shield (that deflects blaster fire) goes up in a small arc around your crosshairs, so you can aim it. Large enough to defend your torso but not large enough to defend the whole body, like a shield from roman times. it would of course drain your battery faster than any other thing though.
On another note, I am not Michael Jordan, it just these guys jump about 2 feet high!
I think that the mercs should have the skills of a Jet Li or Jackie Chan, I mean a Merc wouldn't live long if he couldn't do some jumping and dodging.
"This is red 5, I'm goin' in!"