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Join Date: Dec 2007
12-28-2010, 05:19 AM
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The standard Galaxy class doesn't have the phased cloak although the BOP is being allowed
a feature also only seen once.
The phased cloak was an illegal and highly unstable technology (see what happened to the test ship) that the crew on the USS Enterprise-D used as last resort to get out of the asteroid.
Only the Klingons and Romulans where allowed to use cloaks due to a treaty that was signed by the Federation. The Defiant goes against this treaty, but then again I haven't watched DS9 so I don't know what happened that allowed the Federation to have a cloaking ship.
Edit: Deleted some parts of the post because I had the episodes mixed up.