That is an Excellent point! I completely overlooked the fact that SR was a research free DLC.The research will most likely be for ground vehicles and MKII upgraded guns only, whilst the aircraft will not get that treatment. It is basically a combination of Gunrunning and Smuggler's Run, and obviously HeistsThat's what I was thinking, but i haven't seen the livery they showcased on the Akula. Unfortunately all the vehicle weapon upgrades (save the proxy mines) are vehicle exclusive. To be clear, i'm no fan of research, just not seeing a way to skip it considering we already have the code for the process imbedded.
Since all the weaponized Gunrunning vehicles share liveries, and the MKII guns share the same camos...There most likely will not be any new camos or liveries, which is a good thing. Sadly not for everyone I guess.
Bunker research has been this ever prevalent pain in my rear for the last 6 months, i just figured the trend would continue. If R* drops 52 more items to unlock tomorrow, I'm going to have to change my pants.