Photo via Associated Press

The technology sounds like a lethal Rube Goldberg machine: an electrical circuit generates high voltage pulses, that ignites a plasma cartridge that then triggers explosives to propel projectiles at extreme velocity. But this technology, referred to as an Electro-Thermal Chemical (ETC) gun, might become a silver bullet for NATO when it comes to penetrating the next generation of advanced Russian tanks.

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Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

Since President Vladimir Putin was ushered into power in 2000, the Russian defense industry has certainly rekindled, but it also has steadily spewed out unsubstantiated and rather ludicrous plans about future weapons.

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