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January 30, 2014  - 

PMSKOT Orders Additional 34 HSTRUs

This past October, PMSKOT ordered an additional 34 Hydraulic System Test and Repair Units (HSTRU) to be completed by April, 2014. These HSTRUS have been designated for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and will be serving our nation's allies in the near fu...More...

January 30, 2014  - 

Pop-Up Packs Designed to Assist Disaster Relief Workers

This past summer Mandus Group unveiled the prototype of its Pop-up Pack (PuP) at the FEMA Demonstration held at Camp Roberts in California. Mandus Group developed the PuP to provide a solution to the issues first responders confront upon arriving at a dis...More...

January 30, 2014  - 

The MG1100 Nitrogen Generator Has Been Upgraded With Increased Output and Additional Features

The new MG1100 has been reengineered to double its output to produce 60 liters per minute of nitrogen gas. In addition to its performance upgrade, a few new features have been added. The MG1100 now has an automatic condensate drain valve to eliminate the ...More...

June 7, 2013  - 

Hawkeye 105mm Fired from a Pickup Truck

This past April, Mandus Group completed modifications to a stock Ford F-250 allowing the truck to support the Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System. The modifications included removing the truck bed and installing a platform on the frame as well as adding four coll...More...

June 7, 2013  - 

Mandus Group to Provide KJ4000CVs to Rock Island Arsenal

Mandus Group has won a sole-sourced contract issued by the Army's Contracting Command. They will be building 31 KJ4000CVs to be delivered to the Rock I...More...

June 7, 2013  - 

The HSTRU Production Line is Going Strong

Nearly two years after beginning production, Mandus Group's Hydraulic System Test and Repair Unit (HSTRU) team members cont...More...

October 3, 2012  - 

Mandus Group and LTC Collaborate to Provide Laser-Based Artillery Gun Tube Inspection

Laser Techniques Company, the industry leader in laser-based inspection equipment, and Mandus Group, Ltd., recognized globally for artillery innovation, logistics, and lifecycle support, have entered a collaborative working relationship to provide high-re...More...

October 3, 2012  - 

The Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System Completes First World Tour and Second Phase of Testing

This past spring the Hawkeye, mounted on a Mack Defense Sherpa, traveled to Asia to make its first international appearance at DEFEXPO in New Delhi, India. Bharat Forge hosted the Hawkeye in their booth, and it received more than its share of attention fr...More...

March 27, 2012  - 

155mm Soft Recoil Howitzer Program has Commenced

The 155mm Soft Recoil Howitzer Program officially started late 2011 continuing the momentum and success of the Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System. Currently, Mandus Group engineers are designing a top carriage and recoil system that will be able to accept both 3...More...

March 27, 2012  - 

Mandus Group has Signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Benet Labs

Benet Laboratories, a Department of the Army research, development, and engineering facility, has entered into a CRADA agreement with Mandus Group. This agreement provides Mandus Group with access to the world renowned artillery design and engineering cap...More...

March 27, 2012  - 

The Hawkeye 105mm Weapon/Vehicle System Begins the Next Phase of Testing

Mandus Group engineers have brought the Hawkeye out of the prototype phase and are beginning the next level of testing. The firing process is now automated via touchscreen in conjunction with a digital fire control system. The traversing and elevation mot...More...

October 14, 2011  - 

The Hawkeye Made Its First Public Appearance at AUSA

Mandus Group would like to thank the thousands of AUSA attendees who came by the Mack Trucks booth to view and inquire about the Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System. It was an exciting opportunity to introduce our new howitzer to the world artillery community. ...More...

October 3, 2011  - 

The Hawkeye Test Fired Live Rounds at Camp Grayling

On October 1st, 2011 the paradigm in lightweight self-propelled and towed artillery changed forever. For the first time, a super lightweight 105mm howitzer fired live rounds while being mounted on a traditional medium sized military transport vehicle tha...More...

September 26, 2011  - 

The Hawkeye Passes Its First Test With Flying Colors

The thunderous booming of the Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System rocked the fields of Eastern Iowa recently as Mandus Group test fired sand rounds in front of a small group of engineers, partners and enthusiasts. The weapon performed fantastically as it fired in...More...

September 26, 2011  - 

Welcome to The Next Step in The Evolution in Light Artillery

The new paradigm in artillery technology has finally arrived! Self propelled artillery has been restricted to large heavy weight vehicles that are ponderous, lack maneuverability, and are hard to airlift due to their heavy weight. At last, this barrier ha...More...

June 1, 2011  - 

Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) has contracted Mandus Group to build an M119 recuperator exerciser

Anniston Army Depot has selected Mandus Group to design, engineer, and manufacture a recuperator exerciser for the M119 Howitzer. Mandus Group was selected for this project because of its extensive experience in artillery engineering and maintenance. Mand...More...

June 1, 2011  - 

Mandus Group has acquired the historic Rock Island Register Building

Mandus Group has begun renovations on the historic Rock Island Register Building located downtown Rock Island, IL. Once completed, the building will contain new office spaces, a manufacturing shop, and storage area. The exterior will be restored to a cond...More...

June 1, 2011  - 

Mandus Group set to inspect and repair 120 M198 Howitzers destined for Iraq and Thailand

Mandus Group is proud to announce the award of a contract by the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (JMTC), located at the Rock Island Arsenal (RIA), for the inspection and repair of 120 M-198 howitzers. The reconstituted Iraqi Army will receive th...More...

November 15, 2010  - 

Contract Awarded to Mandus Group LTD by the Rock Island Arsenal's Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center

Mandus Group LTD is pleased to announce the award of a contract by the Rock Island Arsenal's Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (JMTC) to assist in the inspect and repair of 54 M-198 howitzers destined for the Iraqi Army. Mandus Group has extensiv...More...

December 15, 2009  - 

2009 Small Business of the Year

Mandus Group has been chosen the Small Business of the Year by the Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce. Over the last year Mandus Group was awarded several large contracts by the U.S. Army that resulted in a 100% annual growth rate and a forecast for f...More...

December 13, 2009  - 

MG3000 Mechanical Gymnasticator

Mandus Group was awarded a contract in March of 2009 to manufacture and install three MG3000 Mechanical Gymnasticators for Anniston Army Depot. A Mechanical Gymnasticator is a testing fixture that exercises or "gymnasticates" the recoil mechanism of a how...More...

June 12, 2009  - 

On June 12, 2009 Program Manager, Sets, Kits, Outfits, and Tools (PM SKOT) awarded Mandus Group LTD a 5 year production contract to build up to 440 Hydraulic System Test and Repair Unit (HSTRU) trailers.

In head to head completion, which included a meticulous and extensive testing process by the government, Mandus Group's HSTRU prototype was determined to be superior to the competition which resulted in the competitive award. This updated HSTRU system is ...More...