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Thats not how modern or scifi armies work. You do boot camp, you get the standard issue equipment. And why would you equip an army with lvl 1 weapons and armor?
"Standard issue" is the level 1 stuff. Or maybe levels 1-4
You would equip an army with it because an army is by definition a lot of people, which means equiping them with level 1 weapons is cheap.
Why would you buy 1 random person an 80,000 credit rifle when you could buy 1,000 people an 80 credit rifle?
Same reason you wouldn't equip Pathfinder characters starting in a Pathfinder army with +5 weapons and armor.
I suspect that the higher level tech stuff quickly becomes essentially custom made speciality items. There just aren't a lot of customers out there willing to spend 80,000 credits for a rifle and the production techniques for that are complex enough you can't bring the cost down dramatically. (handwaving away the "you can just make anything out of UPBs" argument)