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Because it was a committee decision by politicians taken on a Friday afternoon before a long weekend? Let's not kid ourselves. Unlike the US system where many politicos are fairly well versed in military matters (better to pork-barrel my riding my dear) Canadian ones generally are not.Also intriguing why cost comparisons weren’t done for De Zeven Provencien and F-105, yet T31 was included when it never was in contention.
They grabbed onto ships that represent two other COAs. Another high-end ship of a different design and the low-end mixed fleet ship. The UK decision to go mixed fleet was highly publicised and visibilt. The FREMM was of course offered as a cheaper option which was bid non-compliant so to get that monkey out of the way it was also picked.
I think their goal was to examine two questions. Would another high end ship be just as expensive, and how much cheaper would a fleet mix be. They weren't interested in other ships in the blue blook.