I’ve always seen the weapon bonuses on CovOps frigates as kind of superfluous. Instead of upping their high slot count, I say CCP gets rid of those bonuses and adds ones that are more useful for their roles in scouting and hacking.
Possible replacement bonuses would include:
Reduction in Core and Combat Scanner Probe scan time (unique bonus)
Reduction in Core and Combat Scanner Probe scan deviation (unique bonus)
Reduction in Cyno duration (shared with Force Recons, but should be a weaker bonus)
Increase in cloaked speed (shared with BlackOps, but should be a weaker bonus)
Viola! CovOps are more useful and don’t need an extra high slot.