Cloaking device

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A '''cloaking device''' is a form of stealth technology that uses selective bending of light (and other forms of energy) to render a [[starship]] or other object completely invisible to the electromagnetic spectrum and most sensors. It has been encountered in varying forms over the centuries.
 
A '''cloaking device''' is a form of stealth technology that uses selective bending of light (and other forms of energy) to render a [[starship]] or other object completely invisible to the electromagnetic spectrum and most sensors. It has been encountered in varying forms over the centuries.
  
==Cloaking Devices in ''Star Trek''===
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==Cloaking Devices in ''Star Trek''==
 
===Nature===
 
===Nature===
 
The purpose of a cloak is to prevent detection before combat and to when fleeing combat, and cloaking devices have been able to hide vessels from all but the most advanced scanners and tracking systems.  Cloaking devices have been usually used for stealth, and its combat use is limited usually to moving into position for an ambush.  For example, the early cloaking device was a perfect supplement to the [[Romulan]] [[Plasma torpedo|plasma weapon]] allowing the Bird of Prey to approach as close as possible to deploy the limited-range weapon for maximum effectiveness.
 
The purpose of a cloak is to prevent detection before combat and to when fleeing combat, and cloaking devices have been able to hide vessels from all but the most advanced scanners and tracking systems.  Cloaking devices have been usually used for stealth, and its combat use is limited usually to moving into position for an ambush.  For example, the early cloaking device was a perfect supplement to the [[Romulan]] [[Plasma torpedo|plasma weapon]] allowing the Bird of Prey to approach as close as possible to deploy the limited-range weapon for maximum effectiveness.

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