Force Field Laboratory
The first use of energy weapons caused widespread panic amongst mech constructors as no standard armor was able to efficiently secure the unit from harm. Accidental research has shown that the same energy field used in weapons can also be used for defending against them. Initial experiments resulted in a total fiasco but thanks to the determination of some unknown scientist the first energy armor was developed. However, we find ourselves caught in a circular argument. Better weapons drive the need for improved defense. Defense enhancements result in better weapon research and so on.

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