Any chance the RN may swap out some of the Sylver cells for Mk.41? I seem to recall there was some talk of putting Tomahawk onto the T45’s?
The Block V variant of Tomahawk would neatly resolve the lack of an ASM issue as well…
There was space reserved for Mk41 ahead of the Sylvers but that's apparently now being committed to the Sea Ceptor silos. That would been where TLAM went if it'd ever have come about. TLAM was always a "maybe, it'd be nice" but I suspect the window closed when the costs for the PIP work became clear - if you're pulling out the existing diesel gensets then that's a pile of pennies that have to come from somewhere.
Next time around, buy MT-30's and have done