Cusp Technologies is a Dubai-based tech solutions company Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Cusp Technologies, a Dubai-based tech solutions company, has developed a new system for using magnetic beams in many applications specially in defense and space. One of its main applications is to repel hostile drone attacks. The innovative system is based on the use of advanced magnet technology to create a "magnetic shield" to repel hostile attacks from drones, which are either directed remotely, or have pre-programmed routes.

The technology also provides the potential to expand its defense capabilities and create a magnetic shield that can counter any kind of military attacks. “Drones widespread in the past few years, so the risks that these aircrafts pose have increased. This could cause damage to the main infrastructure, and paralyze both trade and travel in many countries,” said Mohamed Saleh, founder and chairman, Cusp Technologies.

Mohamed Saleh is the founder and chairman of Cusp Technologies Image Credit: Supplied

He added that the company has conducted a recent study to develop technology and systems that enhance the capabilities of countering the attacks of these aircrafts. It concluded that magnetic beam techniques can be used in the applied and military fields, as these technologies are designed to protect certain areas, pointing out that the features of these technologies is the result of 5 years of research, and hard work.

He pointed out that the new technology proved very positive results in preventing drone attacks, with the possibility of expanding its capabilities and being useful in other fields such as space technology. Saleh confirmed that another research study is currently being conducted in cooperation with a specialized American company, in order to increase the effect of the magnetic beam to a range of up to 100 km.

The new technology is scheduled to be displayed on a special platform that will be launched during the "IDEX 2021" and” NAVDEX 2021”exhibitions, which will be held between February 21-25 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. More than 60 countries are participating in the two exhibitions, with 1,300 companies. The events boost Abu Dhabi's international position and its ability to attract various countries to participate in one of the most important international events specialized in the defense industries , despite the circumstances and challenges imposed by the "Covid-19" pandemic worldwide.

"IDEX 2021" and "NAVDEX 2021" are being organized by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, "ADNEC", in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense and the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces. The two exhibitions shed more light on the latest developments in the defense industries in terms of technology, advanced and innovative equipment. They help to develop the national defense industries sector, as well as to establish strategic partnerships between the various participating parties and major international companies specialized in these industries.

The two exhibitions and the conference will be a chance to discuss the best ways of developing technologies that help to face the ever-changing challenges facing our world and to develop security and defense strategies that contribute to achieving and boosting world peace. For more details about this study, please contact