Originally Posted by I-Am-Zim
In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, General Chang had a Bird of Prey that could fire while cloaked. At the time, it was the only one of its kind. When Kirk asked Valeris how many of thos things were out there, she said "Just the prototype". So, technically, the Romulans could have stolen the technology from the Klingons. Hence the Scimitar's ability to fire while cloaked.
I've always found that whole thing rather silly. Okay, there was only one working prototype at the time of "the undiscovered country". When that prototype was destroyed the Klingons never pursued building another?
If the Romulans stole the tech from the Klingons, why wait 80 years (or more) to put one in a ship of your own? Actually, the Scimitar was built in secret by the Remans. So I find it more reasonable to think the Romulans were developing their own fire-thru cloak when the Scimitar was built. Now that the "cat is out of the bag" any future book, series, or movie set post Nemesis could have a ship with a fire-thru cloak. Anything less would seem dumb.
I usually find all sorts of "in universe" ways to explain away inconsistencies, but this idea that the Romulans stole the technology from the Klingons I find a bit silly. Even if I thought it were plausible (even for Trek), then why would Worf say such a thing AFTER battling the Scimitar? Does he have memory problems?