Note: This is just speculation on my part, and I just wanted to mention my thought.
I read in another thread that a fleet (maybe more than one) is soon to start reaching tier 5 science, and thus elite fleet pets in about a month or so. So I got to wondering:
What if the elite pets include the elite space weapon procs on them? I really doubt that they will, but it'd be interesting to see.
Elite phasers can proc a shield heal, which isn't big on something like a carrier pet, but it might make them a little more resiliant. While the elite disruptors can be more effective against shields, which if used on a full carrier (say...elite BoP pets on a Fleet Vo'quv, or two full wings of Interceptors), would be very very useful in really laying a smack-down on something.