tac abilities have been buffing FBP for awhile now. I noticed this when I was running a tac/recon which was months ago now. It's nowhere as stupid as it used to be. To the best of my knowledge, they never changed a tac's ability to buff it, they just nerfed the entire skill across the board. If I'm focus firing a sci/sci using it, I usually just pop a PH or a HE and just keep on firing right through it. With a tac, I'll sometimes do the same thing, but a lot more caution is needed and I have defintately fried myself on mulitiple occasions trying to seal his fate.
I love running my tac/recon, and the only reason I dont do it is because it doesnt fit all that well within a premade layout. Having said that, for the synergy of classes and ships, it doesnt seem to fit that a tac captain is the most viable option in a sci ship (carriers excluded) atm. Im seeing some more sci/sci ships lately with grav well once again being an option, but if grav well is indeed buffed by tac abilities also, then why not run a buffed grav well? SNB is really the only reason