i think it would be kool if the AI also got the adward weapons. since it appears that the 16 AI on your team act as different people actually playing, it would be cool if they also advanced in rank and got award weapons, so i'm not the only one playing with a advanced rifle or whatever.
and still on that award weapons, i think that the award weapon should be better than the original on every aspect. for example, i dont understand why the advanced rifle has less ammo. and although i haven't got it yet, the remote rockets for heavy trooper doesn't seem all that better if it is no longer a guided missle, I for one am horrible with remote rockets.