personaly im against federation having a cloak it goes agist everything the federation stands for.
the defiant was given a cloak by the roms for use in gama quad.
apart from that they shouldnt want or have cloaks
Cloaks make perfect sense due to the ability to avoid conflict, which is very Fed like.
Like The Schimiter in Kitomer Accord, He Cloaked(No Shields like all cloaks) While a Trico hit for 85K and created a Black Hole at the time he was cloacking & he was inside my Warp Plasma Stream & Burning..