Have you all taken a look at the ships in the shipyards? Well, there is quite a surprise coming. It all goes back to an episode of Trek where a group of Romulans takeover the new test ship Prometheus. That is the ship that can fly into three parts: the vector assault.
Now, the Roms took this idea, and created a HUGE starship that can split in two. The console on this ship can be used on the new fleet ships. If you look closely at them, you will see how they all fit together. Click on the images below, one by one, and examine both the text and the image very closely. You will begin to the both a progression and a coupling that ties all of these ships together.