i dont like the idea
mines are strong as hell, got so many kills with them, its crazy.
including (from the enemy team in the chat reported) full squad kills.
mines are very hard to detect, especialy when it comes to heavy clashes.
plus there are always 3-4 scouts on the map, which all could place 3 mines at least.
that is a huge amount of deathtraps for enemy vehicles.
on small maps like sumari oder logar valley there is always literally a mine spamming that makes it sometimes pointless to drive out of the us base without some guys clearing the road in front of you.
and i am a 24/7 insurgents/militia scout fanboy who loves to place mines, if i could i would never stop playing scout.
on the other hand, in many cases the ied needs more effort and makes it more dangerous to use and you can use it for different purposes and enemy infantery.
you can protect your radio with it, you can put it on bikes, you can kill enemys behind walls with the ied, you could set up traps with unburied baiting mines and a iead nearby, you can place a ied in a building and respawn as fast as you can in the main base and blow the enemys up after they overrun your position.
in other words :
dont take the ied away from the scout, its fine as it is