I absolutely appreciate the logic behind doing it this way, particularly as it should occur relatively early in the build cycle. I was concerned that if it were to be more of a half and half split, around ship 8 or so, that there could be a repeat of the CPF block 2 situation. IIRC the second flight of HAL were to have better accommodations for TG command staff, more numerous VLS etc, but it didn’t transpire. If the will is to address any shortcomings by ship 4, that’s encouraging.Block I, is three ships, Block II four ships, Block III four ships and that leaves Block IV as four ships.
It's smart to build them this way. Gives you time to adjust and fix issues from the first three and modify as needed with new tech/solutions to problems as the process moves forward. And it allows for resets in the cost/contracting that is fair for both Canada and the company.
You'll end up with basically the Italian FREMM build this way with each block being different from the previous.