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BrutalNah, here's my forecast:
3 x CSC - then, with the realization that HOLY COW THESE ARE SPENDY, someone will suggest pulling some of the combat Suite off the Halifax's and slap it onto the AOPS, then build a few more AOPS.
So, we get 6x 'first flight' AOPS for offshore patrol duties, with 1x25mm.
Then we get 3x CSC that are effectively the (very late) replacements for the 280s.
Then...we get another 12 AOPS with a 57mm on the foc'sle, the 2D RADAR slapped on top, a CIWS on the aft of the superstructure, a basic comm suite upgrade and a single FCS and a quad pack of ESSM in a containerized launcher that can be swapped out for a quad pack of harpoons instead.
Just enough for the public to call it a warship, and our 3x CSC will be rotated around the world projecting power for us.