Qazdar is an ignorant troll. Why did you start all this, Coulum?
Notice how the soldier in your screenshots didn't notice you, even though you were standing in the open? Sure, they can pick out targets in the woods, but will still ignore standing men at 200m. Their abilities simply don't degrade as the human eye does. But half of the problem is the reverse of what we're complaining about here, and I worry more about that, because it is stupidity on the part of the AI. I would rather have an AI that is challenging in one situation than useless in all, and the AI in the woods are a worthy opponent for a good player. But not because they cheat or are unfair. Their eyes in the woods are too good, it is a hard balance, but my eyes are still better. Less reliable, but still capable of matching them.
The ignorant troll did say one thing that is true: the AI switches from blindness to eagle vision from the sound of a single gunshot. Surely BI can blunt the extremes and find the realistic middle ground.