THE NAVY HAS UP TO 44 OF THESE TIC-TACS FOR USE IN JOINT OPERATIONS, COURTESY OF THE PEOPLE OF ALTAIR AQUILA STAR SYSTEM.
REPUBLIC OF CHINA _AND THE RUSSIAN REPUBLIC HAVE ZERO (0) TIC-TACS. WHY?
THE ALTAIRIANS ARE A PEACEFUL DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY. THEY ARE NOT ABOUT TO HAND OVER A SUPER-WEAPON TO THE AUTHORITARIAN DESPOTIC REGIMES OF COMRADE PUTIN'S RUSSIA OR COMRADE XI's CHINA.
One example of extraterrestrial selectivity in whom they chose to deal with. They take to heart the old adage, 'A person is known by the company they keep.'