Damaged equipment

Hello, I cant get my head around what damaged equipment does, and whether it stays after the mission or if this is just a warning to not get it fully destroyed.
I often used jet jump + bash to finish of weak enemies early game with my otherwise pretty useless heavy.

The UI aint helping with having several screens and not providing the “final” stats of your guys with guns + armor, in some easily accessible manner (ideally allowing/previewing changes) right in the same screen. I

Hellow, as far as i can tell, damaging a gear isn’t an issue, it seem to self repair at the end of a mission, as long as it’s not totaly destroyed. Only exception are vehicles, that need to be repaired / healed as your soldiers do ^^