So after reading the OPREP on soldier protection systems (http://dev.arma3.com/post/oprep-soldier-protection)
I went to see if any of that had been implemented yet. While it's great to see that the plate carriers of the AFF and NATO both act in the way they were written in the OPREP, the CSAT equipment does not.
I am aware their load-bearing harness offers no protection: it was mentioned in the OPREP that "For protection they rely mostly on more advanced uniforms, which offer better protection to their extremities, such as more advanced helmets." I have found no results that show the CSAT uniforms offering any more protection that running around in your underwear.
If We could please get this sorted out, it would mean playing as an OPFOR unit wouldn't mean you are immediately out of the race.