So I stayed up all night. I might as well ask another question I came across over the course of my X'ing....
Title says it directly. I cannot find a way to produce them. Tried buying a configurable shield production facility, but it only lets me produce standard shields.
Since I'm only interested in the best tech, this was no help. I read through the manual again and none of the mobile ships list shield production, just weapons, tech, ecells and foodstuffs.
I want to give ADS and carrier combat a try. I've re-engineered some of the better fighters and have the buildings to produce them, as well as a convenient Xenon J now blueprinted(50 ship hanger!).
So how can I make my fledgling empire independent of the races and produce Military grade shielding?