When Saab decided that they needed a new naval ship console for the global market, we got the call. Working closely with Saab’s engineers, we explored a number of concepts and selected one that best met the key requirements of modularity, shock & vibration performance as well as ease of manufacture & installation. Good ergonomic design for comfortable extended use was also an essential requirement. We verified shock & vibration performance using ANSYS FEA. Two prototypes and several rounds of testing later it has now entered production. Most radical feature? The addition of a cup holder to keep every sailor happy. Other radical features include the thermoformed plastic exterior, an aerospace style spaceframe with shear panels, and a fire suppression nozzle.