Federation Cloaking Device
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Join Date: Oct 2012
02-13-2013, 03:04 PM
So yeah, I did a little reading and the explanation of the federation cloak is on the device itself. Who'd have thunk it. Turns out the Feds agreed to abide the old treaty in spite of the dissolution of the Romulan Empire, but in 2409 they went back on their word and began developing cloaked ships.
So the small number of cloaked ships can be attributed to the treaty, which perservered past Romulus blowing up, and the cloaked ships that do exist can be attributed to the treaty's very recent violation.
As for the console issue, since the console can only be used on pre-determined cloak ships I don't think it's unreasonable to conclude the 'console' itself exists only as an interface with a larger device built into the ship itself.