Uzlu said:Probably because the design will not be ready. Strictly speaking, it is not the Type 26, but a modification of the Type 26.
(...) the Canadian version of the Type 26, if built, is much more like a clean-sheet-of-paper design than a modified off-the-shelf design.
Even if they were identical to the british type 26... has anybody seen one afloat?
Strictly speaking (IMHO) it is not an off-the-shelf vessel since none has been yet commissioned nor launched.
EDITED: That is the other side of betting for the newest design on the race.
The best part is that the process (to start production) has gone one step forward.