Published since 1937.
Collections of industrial series of the scientific and technical journal Questions of defense technology formed and published on the basis of the Central Order of Lenin Research Institute of Materials, the main editors of the journal at the time was F.A. Kupriyanov, and then - Yu.F. Balandin and V.P. Kuznetsov.
Proceedings were issued in the period from 1946 to 1967, but in some years their release was interrupted (in 1948-1953, 1955, 1960 and 1964). 30 closed and open collections were published.
From 1967 to the 1990s. 174 numbers of the Collection of the 16th series of the Military Enginery have been published, in which up to 2100 articles have been published by more than 4800 authors. About 60% of articles are of general technical nature and about 40% are related to different types of equipment. A depository has been created for articles of profile 16 of the Military Enginery series (about 420 articles have been deposited since 1978).
The issues of the Military Enginery were distributed to enterprises and organizations of various industries according to the lists approved by the Ministry.
The articles of the employees of the Central Order of Lenin of the Research Institute of Materials were systematically also sent to the industry journals «Defense Technology» and «Production Experience». Over the past 10 years, 180 scientific articles have been sent.
In 2003, the journal's issue was resumed. The initiators of the revival of the magazine were the assignee of the USSR Council of People's Commissars established in 1944 and the order of the People's Commissariat of Armament of the USSR «The House of Engineering», «Scientific and Technical Center «Informtekhnika»and the scientific and industrial innovation enterprise of «Special Materials Corp.», which to this day are his founders.
The resumption of the magazine's release coincided with the increased level of terrorist threats both on a Russian and global scale, so the main subject of the journal's articles were applied and fundamental research on the creation of special means for the prevention of terrorist acts. Hence the name of the series appeared - «Counter-terrorism technical devices».
The editor-in-chief since the resumption of the magazine's publication until 2015 was RAS Corresponding Member, Academician of RARAN, Doctor of Science, Professor, laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, prizes of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology, M.V. Silnikov., At the moment, this position is held by Candidate of Technical Sciences, Deputy First Vice-Rector of the St. Petersburg State University A.G. Shalkovsky.