Northrop Grumman

BlackHägen Design (BH) provided Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, a division of Northrop Grumman Corporation, with Usability Research and Industrial Design of the Talon Ground Laser Target Designator, Range Finder and Thermal Sight. All components were mounted within a single, highly rugged yet lightweight composite body. BH developed the Talon through 2 iterations, culminating with a striking form factor, materials, texture and finishes that connote ruggedness, appropriate ergonomics and aesthetics without detracting from the mission-critical nature of the device. Talon has been featured on the DARPA website because of its advanced, ground-breaking design and performance.

BH services included:

  • Industrial Design
  • Ethnographic Research
  • System Architecture
  • Ergonomic Studies
  • Interactive Study Models
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • CAD surface modeling (3D)