This is theory for a science fiction scenario. For the sake of speculation, suppose that power is not an issue.
I've done reading on eddy currents, and I know they can exert drag forces on objects moving parallel to the source of the field. What I want to know is if they can exert the same force on an object moving directly towards the source of the field.
Wikipedia for those interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Eddy_current
The theoretical situation would be a sort of magnetic shielding that uses powerful (UNLMITED POWWEEEEERRRRR) electromagnets embedded in the hull of a flagship to deplete the kinetic energy of incoming conductive munitions. I don't need speculation of whether this would be necessary, or advantages/disadvantages, I just want to know if it's possible.