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Afther vieving our last report few times, I had come to a plan for our next steeps with technology progres. As a chief scientist I am quite happy about our research output, and number of labolatory stations. This is definietly sufficient amount... For now. But it would be very stupid to think that this will be sufficient in the future. Actually we are progressing extremly fast, and this is what I have to ask our Resource Minister to built another research station. This Energy Research Station should be located just above planet Dantuueni 22. It is important, because it will give us quite big bonus to Energy research, which is exacly 13%. Not to mention those additional laboratories which are present on every station - wheter with scientifical bonuses or not.
Also the report about potencial scientifically tempting planet Roon which is in the east from our homesystem is very interesting, but also a bit disturbing. Let me explain Your Majesty... This planet, at the begining or Your report was giving a potencial bonus up to 24%! This is just enormus bonus, which is not ofthen seen on a planets! Unfortunatly, when You presented again possible scientifically interesting locations, this planet was no longer there. Insted there was another planet, about which I already spokened earlier. The question is, what happened to planet Roon? Is it possible that somebody built there research station before us? That would be unacceptable! Or maybe just one of our constructing officers just forgot to report that he is building there Labolatory Base? Well, whichever outcome is true, I would like to investigate this matter. Especially when it is possible that other civilisation is expanding under our noses.
Moreover, I know that I am repeting myself, but I would like to reccomend to sacrafice few of those new ships which we were fortunat to find in ancient testing zones. An I am not talking about the big ones, but about those smalest and weakest... Just frigates. They are nothing compared to bigger one, but it's technology is still worth very much. I hope that our Chief of Military will agree on my behalf.
Now... About the research plan for our glorious empire... Because we made recently contact with to other, alien civilisations I will start with planning our weapons development.
Naturaly, our first objective is to finish our Enhenced Armor research. This is top priority now, as we may be not sure what will happen, and despite our Foreign Minister's assurances that none of them is a threat I still would like to be prepared for worst. Not that I do not put my trust in our Diplomatic Wings... Oh, no! I trust them completly. But I also want to trust our army to be able stop any invaders and take fight to their land... But, to the poind. We have absolutly superior shields, but our armor is the worst of possible. It is quite primitive I would say... Normaly I would not bother about that, but our scientists from Weapon Testing Facility are saying that they comfirmd my worst nightmare - they were able to create first theoretical model of weapon which is able to penetrate any type of shielding. But fortunatly simple armor is capable to withstand few projectile. This is why I find complining armor research so important.
Once we invent Enhenced Armor, we should go to Light Torpedo Bombers. They will increase firepower of our current bombers, and may give us upper hand in destroying potencially dangerous space ports, starbases and even weapons platforms orbiting aroud planet. It is typically offensive weapon.
Afther upgrading our bombers our interest should not move far evey - as we may upgrade our fighters us well, by succesfully inventing and constructing Light Interceptors. This would help a lot if potencial enemy (I don't want to show by finger) will decide to use his bombers against our invrastructure and military ships. Hopfully they are our best bet in shooting down other fighters and bombers.
But all those new bombers and fighters actually are not giving us nothing if we will be unable to build a ship capable of transporting them over large distance. Of course we can put one fighter bay on destroyer, which by the way is not a bad idea. But still it will give us only two fighters and two bombers per destroyer. That is not eoung in my opinion. I would like to give our Military Minister something more. That is why our next research goal will be Tactical Interceptors. Important note is that afther achiving such advanced level, I think that we will be able to build a ship which will be dedicated to transport smaller crafts right into a battle. They hopefully will be able to bring far more interceptors and bombers than few destroyers would. This tactic is called in our history a "Trolololo" and it proven to be quite succesfull. At least on our planet with use of aircraft carriers and fighters and bombers it was succesfull. We estimate that at space it will also be the same.
Afther we will master the use of Dedicated Carriers, it will come time to improve our normal weaponary. Our current torpedos are really good weapons, with high damage and decend range. But still I think that we may improve them to be either faster with better range, or slower and with shorter range, but with far more damage. If our Military Minister will not agree with my recomendation on this matter, then let him change my decision - afther all he is expert of warfare, not me, but I personally think that better choise in this situation will be to increase damage of our torpedos. That is why I am puting High Energy Cohesion next on our list. And this is everything what I have to say about our weapons research.
Now let's move to Energy Research.
Well, here our situation is quite backward, comparring to weapons and hi-tech branches. It is time to start changing it I say! Of course our first goal is to finish Component Prefabricators Thank to this simple improvment we will be able to build much bigger ships in our Space Ports. Their maximum size will be changed from 230 Zenoxons to 300 Zenoxons. And that really make a difrence!
Afther that we should change our reactors to a better ones. And heare is difficult choise. On one hand we can develop reactors that are using hydrogen insted of calson, but are not giving us to much energy (still more that our current ones). But on the other hand we can invent reactors which will give us much more energy, but will be still using old "good" calson. Because we are planing using torpedos, which are "eating" a lot of energy we will need those that can produce it more. And that means that we will research Quantium Exploitation.
Our next objectiwe when comes to Energy Research is to make our ships better at tactical maneuvering. Right now they are quite slow when they are going out of hyperspace. We can make them a bit faster by ading more engines and by upgrating them. Why not make both? All that is needed is to research Enhanced Engines. Also we have to make them turning a bit faster if we are going to built bigger ships. For this reason I will put next on our scientific list very simmilar invention - Enhenced Maneuvering
There is also possibility to disterb enemy ships movments by jamming theirs hyperdrives - that will make sure that enemys will not run away when damaged or loosing battle. But it is not something that we really need right now. So I will ask our Military Minister about his opinion on this matter. Would you prefer to have first better hyperspace jumping technology? Or would You like to have the ability to stop enemy from running away? This one is absolutly Your decision.
And with this I will end my Energy Research report.
Now it is time for our most advancet branch - Hi-Tech.
Well, of course our best bet is to firstly finish Enhanced Research. Afther that our space labolatories will be giving us a bit more scientific output. But it isn't the best part of it. The best is the fact that we will be able to built huge Hi-Tech research labolatory on one of our planet. This project will double or empire-wide Hi-Tech research potential, and hopefully inkres colony development. I strongly suggest to built it on our home planet ASAP.We may not let anyone be before us. Not with this one!
Our second point will be inventing two very similar, but completly opposit systems, that will help us in any potential space combat. First is Target Tracking which help us... Well, it help us hit our target and not miss. Second is Contermeasures that does opposite - make enemy to not hit us. Simple, right?
Ofcourse war isn't only about ships, weapons and fighting. Far more important side of war can be seen on everybody backyard. There must be someone that will pay for big and strong war machine and it's maitandance. And we, in Research Ministery are trying to master more efficient way of governing each ship. Our calculations are saying that a better constructed, more efficient command station can cut the maitandance cost by few percent. It is not much, but as our fleets starts growing, then also benefits of this smal percents also start to be visible. That is why we must invent Coordinated Control.
Secondly to that, it would be good to help our traders to buy and sell resources in more efficient way. I pressume that simple informational terminal that would be connected to every other one in our territory could help a lot. Imagine - You do not need to ask planet athorities and other traders about supply and demand... You just have simple terminal right on planetary Space Port and even Your own ship and there You can chek every planet just in few second and calculate possible income. Of course our great empire would get a small percent from every transaction formed with help of this device. That is why I think our next goal will be Enhenced Commerce.
And again, at the very end of our technology planing we stay in front of other dilema. This one is addresed to our Resource Minister Theluin. I estimated that it would be good to finally research Continental Colonisation, and afther this Desert Colonisation. BUT! But there is another, very tempting possibility... We may before taking care of our colonisation technology, take care of our income. If we would manage to make plans for Open Trade Network and then build it on our capital planet... Well, we would be able to even duble our income. So I would ask You for Your opinion in this one - to put it before colonisation technology and risk that somebody will colonise some good desert planets before us, or do you prefer to colonise desert planet faster and risk that somebody will built Open Trade Network before we do it?
That is all I wanted to report. I hope also that this new system of sending messages with highlighted named of technology will be better than the one which I was using last time. Thank you for listening. Tommorow evening our Military Research Staff will provide You with proposision of our new military ships and will wait for Military Ministry's approval, or disapproval - or corrections.
Research Expert and Chief Scientist
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