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no as I recall the Enterprise Nx-1 did in fact have shields so why would they need the Andorians to give them deflector technology they already had.

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The Enterprise already had deflector shields... it was at the front of the saucer. You can't travel at warp speed without a deflector shield, or the tiniest speck of space dust would tear your ship apart.

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Kitface 23:55, June 30, 2011 (UTC): They had a deflector dish, to stop space dust tearing the ship apart. However, deflector shields are different (not really explained in-canon why they're different, but they are). The NX-01 had "polarised hull plating" which was pretty useless compared to some of the more advanced species they encountered. But once they had become the Federation, I think it would be safe to assume the Tellerites, Andorians and Vulcans all worked together with the technology they previously kept to themselves.

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