In this science fiction universe, that has somewhat tough science in it, paragravity is an established technology that is used to its fullest potential. Which lies the problem where warfare is concerned.
You see, if you have paragravity, then you have access to ridiculously efficient weapons of war. Kinetic weapons that can be accelerate to a high percentage of speed of light (c) with ease, ultra efficient gamma lasers that use paragravity fields to blue-shift red lasers, missiles that are boosted by the mother ship with repulsive beams of anti gravity, particle accelerators that could bring any particle to 99.9% c. Not to mention the possibilities of inertial dampeners and other such ground breaking innovations in manufacturing and what not.
The issue is that such paragravity fields that make this possible are the also the ones to shield against. Create a bubble of shifting gravitic eddies to slap aside kinetics, particles and missiles; and deal with gamma lasers be red-shifting them into a harmless wavelength.
Now, while such paragravity drives produce respectable amounts of heat (the first few prototypes blew up due to how inefficient they were), any admiral or captain worth their salt would make sure any radiators are protected which can lead to battles that would last for days on end.
That, of course, is boring. So I'm wondering if there is a flaw in my thinking. And if there is a way to defeat paragravity shielding.
Some specifications on paragravity and paragravity shielding:
While paragravity forms into a spherical shape, it can be molded into nearly any desired geometry and into beams that can both repulse and attract are relatively short ranged (50 km to 100 km, depending on the power input).
Paragravity can both repel and attract.
Paragravity generators require constant energy to function and produce heat as well.
Shielding consists of a grid of generators that produce a field of paragravity eddies that redirect the momentum of incoming weapon fire to the side while lasers are dealt with by increasing localized sections of the shielding to red-shift the incoming lasers.
Due to the nature of the shielding, it can only be brought down if a sufficient number of generators are taken off line. Which is easier said than done.