Honestly, I would say it is because KDF is always an after thought when it comes to adding features into STO. It has been common practice for a while now that some new "whatever" gets added to both factions, but only the FED side functions as intended.
You know Cryptic has Jumped the Proverbial Shark when they introduced Tractor Pulling to Star Trek Online!
I just sent in a ticket and I'll post the response.
I have Fed and KDF characters. Why there is a Fleet Module discount (1) for the fleet versions of my Heavy Escort Carrier and Escort Retrofit, but to upgrade my Qin Heavy Raptor, the fleet version will cost me (4) Fleet Modules?
Some have said only fleet versions of tier 5 ships are discounted.
Is that case? If it is, I would suggest it's not fair. I would humbly request there should be a fleet module discount for any ships we have purchased.
As everyone else said you need to buy the T5 C-Store ship to get a discount on the Fleet ship.
That being said there is no way to get a discount on any KDF Fleet ship. [SARCASM] That seems fair doesn't it. [/SARCASM]
I was once DKnight1000, apparently I had taken my own name so now I'm DKnight0001. If I ask you a question it is not an insult but a genuine attempt to understand why. When I insult you I won't be discreet about it, I will be precise and to the point stupid.
I really appreciate the comments. Doesn't hurt to ask, but I also understand any change would be opening a can of worms as the Feds would want their T4 ships discounted as well.
IMHO, there should be a fleet module discount on any ship you own. Maybe a tier 4 ship would cost (2) fleet modules, and tier 3 (3) modules. This might an interesting compromise which recognizes the investment players have made in lower tier ships.