I am long past teh point of caring about the monetization.
Who cares if they add a new non-canon ship with the umptenth space set?
It's not like we need it.
All science vessels will get the new second deflector array, so if you want to try this new game play method, you just have to wait out the exclusiv hybrid ship promotion and are good to go.
Edit: Oh, and the give-away today is the Saber Refit Escort: Gladius Class
and the Qorgh Raptor Refit: SuQob Class.
The fed escort comes with the super speed console, the KDF raptor with bio-neural warhead.
I don't have either, so thanks I guess for that ugly little Lego boat.