In the world of C&D there is a great distinction between a scientist and a science researcher. The SR is seldom stationed for long as he is more inclined to find new angels and opportunities to turn into actual science. One can say that they’re the prospectors of the scientific world. They find new scientific materials and research, do the preliminary scientific work and sell the opportunity to their clients.
The special training scouts go through allows them to handle the NETSS (Nano Environmental Tactical Stealth Suit), which renders them virtually invincible to the naked eye and most scanners. The mental strain of maintaining the stealth mode is extreme as the user has to actively interact with the interface, lining up environmental scans with his position. The outer skin of the suit consists of nanites which are capable of changing color and patterns as well as deflecting most scanners (such as IR and LIDAR).
Scouts are experts at getting behind enemy lines in order to obtain information or engage in sabotage with surgical precision. Their weapon of choice is a high-powered sniper rifle.