Tuesday, 26 July 2022

An Invitation to Free Tactical Data Link Training this Summer!



SyntheSys Defence is delighted to announce we will be holding An Introduction to Tactical Data Links (TDLs) online training course on 18th August 2022.

This introductory training session is suitable for personnel with all levels of experience and knowledge — perhaps as a refresher or as a starting point for your TDL education.

The course aims to introduce the need, features, and key functionality including Link 11, Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Link 16, Link 22, and Variable Message Format.
Senior Consultant, James Norful, will be delivering the training and comments:

“With the demand for TDL Training is at an all-time high, we hope this training will be timely and relevant to the personnel from all walks of the community.  I look forward to welcoming delegates.’’

To sign up for the course click here: https://www.synthesys-defence.co.uk/online-training.html

In support of this session, we encourage all attendees to sign up to SyntheSys Defence Community  Portal where you can find the course materials and you’ll also receive lifetime access to the recorded course after completion on the 18th.

Monday, 18 July 2022

OptimiSE Magazine Issue 9 – Engineering Innovation in the Energy Market


OptimiSE Magazine aims to explore the latest thinking in the Systems, Software and Engineering domains and we are confident that Issue 9 will not disappoint.  Whilst this latest magazine has somewhat of an ‘Energy’ theme to it, we hope those from a range of industries will benefit from what may be common cross-domain engineering challenges.

The green agenda is at the heart of many organisations and this shift towards renewable energy brings untold amounts of engineering complexity.  Systems Engineering is acting as a catalyst across the energy market from decarbonisation initiatives to engineering new renewable infrastructure.  It is with this in mind that we publish Issue 9 of OptimiSE magazine which includes a range of exploratory and thought-provoking articles.

OptimiSE Magazine is completely FREE to read.  To read the digital edition and to subscribe, visit: www.optimiseSE.co.uk

Prefer to flick through the pages?  We will happily send you a copy, simply email: cet@synthesys.co.uk

Thursday, 7 July 2022

SyntheSys Sponsors this Years ‘STEAM Challenge’ with Caedmon College Whitby

 After a hiatus due to the pandemic, SyntheSys is delighted to announce it’s continued sponsorship of this year’s ‘STEAM Challenge’.

The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) Challenge, formally the ‘STEM Challenge’ was created by SyntheSys in 2018 with the aim to give talented youngsters the opportunity to impress by putting contemporary challenges and themes in the spotlight.

The challenge tasks students with researching their chosen subject of interest. Then showing their findings by creating an informative presentation which will be assessed by an internal and external panel. Since the challenge was created, we have seen growing engagement and some amazing projects along the way. We are extremely excited to see the creative projects that this year will bring. The competition started at the beginning of June and all entries are to be submitted by the 1st of July with the presentation of the projects occurring the week after.

To keep updated with the progression of the STEAM Challenge, following our LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/95848 

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Find us on Digital Outcomes and Specialists 6!


We are very pleased to announce that we have again successfully secured a place on the latest iteration of the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework, DOS6.

The DOS6 framework serves public sector organisations by helping them find suppliers who can design and build digital projects and services.  Organisations can apply to offer their eligible services in the digital space to government teams via the framework.  SyntheSys services can be found under the ‘Digital Outcomes’ category.

DOS6 suppliers undergo extensive vetting to establish their suitability and reliability which ensures government departments have access to the best-in-class vendors.  The DOS6 scheme gives public sector teams easy access to our Systems Engineering tools, training, and consultancy services.

For more information about the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework, visit: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM1043.8#:~:text=Digital%20Outcomes%206%20Summary.%20Allows%20the%20public%20sector,clearly%20defined...%20Customer%20engagement.%20We%20held%20customer%20

If you would like to discuss our specific services, please contact us by emailing: info@synthesys.co.uk or visit: www.synthesys.co.uk

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Join us in Welcoming Alan Rowe to the SyntheSys Defence Team


After what has been an exciting first half to 2022 for SyntheSys Defence, we are pleased to welcome Alan Rowe to the Team.

Alan served in the Royal Navy for 23 years, initially starting off as an Operator Mechanic working on ships weapons systems, combat systems, as well as operating radar and later becoming Leading Seaman and continuing on to become a Petty Officer.

Alan has a strong background in Tactical Data Links (TDLs) and it is this experience which makes him well placed to work with SyntheSys Defence, initially delivering our world-class TDL training.  Alan was a TDL operator and Network Manager, and taught TDL systems to the future generation of our Royal Navy.

Please join us in welcoming Alan to the team.

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Interested in Tactical Data Link Training? Our Latest TDL Tech-Teach Newsletter is for you!

Welcome the latest TDL Tech-Teach newsletter which aims to keep the Tactical Data Link (TDL) and related community informed about developments in the SyntheSys Defence training business.  
Without a doubt, the appetite for TDL training is stronger than ever and with so much happening in the world right now both socially and commercially, we firmly believe that organisations can develop and maintain a competitive edge by filling any skills gap, investing in employees, and ensuring that knowledge pools are robust and superior.  So, it will come as no surprise that our global tour to deliver TDL training is in full swing, and we would like to thank our valued new and returning customers. 
Our latest newsletter offers information on future training dates, our customer successes and how to tap into FREE TDL training.
To read the latest newsletter, visit: http://resources.synthesys.co.uk/defence/newsletters/tdl-tech-teach-02.pdf
If you would like to talk to us about your TDL training requirements or would like to book onto one of our courses, start the conversation by emailing training@synthesys.co.uk

Monday, 28 March 2022

The Spring 2022 Edition of TDL Technology Magazine has Arrived

SyntheSys Defence is delighted to announce the release of the latest TDL Technology magazine. 

Issue 13 is designed to explore key industry themes and what better than a tribute to the E-3D Sentry on Page 8.  We continue our ‘demystifier’ training series on Page 6 whereby we examine the difference between interoperability and integration.  You can also read industry news on Pages 10 and 11.

The magazine also explores the SyntheSys Defence Tactical Data Link (TDL) product, Synapse. Synapse combines powerful applications with best-in-class expertise to provide a tailored service to test Tactical Data Link interoperability and integration and also enables platform participation in a rich training environment.  Synapse improves platform and operator performance by ensuring standards conformance is built into your command and mission system test and training programmes.

SyntheSys Defence Director Mark Hudspeth commented, ‘‘It pleases us that the TDL Technology readership continues to grow, and it is my view that a deep need for knowledge and skills has generated a real appetite for TDL and related resources across the industry.”

Read Issue 13 now: http://tdl-tech.synthesys.co.uk/digital-editions.html

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

SyntheSys Defence to attend NTDLS 2022

SyntheSys is delighted to announce its attendance at the NATO Tactical Data Link Symposium (NTDLS) 2022.  

This annual event will be held at its regular venue in Calpe, Spain from  4th - 7th April, this year being its 24th edition.  NTDLS is open to Interoperability Platform Nations at which experts in Tactical Data Links (TDLs) from the military, industry and academia can share operational, technical, and scientific experience on TDL technologies and processes in an open environment. 
Mark Hudspeth will be in attendance, Mark commented “After last year’s cancellation, I am excited to return to Calpe and connect with other TDL professionals and discuss this year’s theme of ‘Adapting Tactical Data Links to new Challenges’.  NTDLS will provide us with insights on potential future deficits in information and what would need to be addressed, and avoided, to establish and maintain information superiority.” 
To learn more about SyntheSys’ TDL capabilities and more, check out the SyntheSys Defence website at: https://lnkd.in/egTh8UQH  
If you are interested in free TDL resources, why not sign up to the SyntheSys Defence Community Portal.  The sign-up process is free and simple and gives you access to our full inventory of TDL-related training recordings, downloads, resources, and tools.  For more information visit: https://lnkd.in/gAvKy-s  

Thursday, 17 February 2022

Training Success, Frederikshavn – Data Link Manager / Interface Control Officer Course


Having enjoyed a much needed Christmas holiday break, we were right back on the road in early January and are happy to announce the successful completion of our Data Link Manager / Interface Control Officer (DLM/ICO) course, held at Frederikshavn Naval Base in Denmark from 10-28 January.

 As the DLM/ICO is responsible for the entire Tactical Data Link (TDL) interface to include both planning and execution functions, it is critical the training scope is vast and comprehensive.  Over the course of three weeks North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members from Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway were provided with an in depth understanding of how to plan, build, interact and subsequently manage Multi TDL architectures. 

The course focused on providing students with a series of challenging learning outcomes using practical exercises, simulation, and real-world operational software.  This interactive process promotes a cooperative learning environment, allowing each student to progress with confidence and a developed knowledge of each TDL. Through the development of this type of knowledge TDL planners and operators are better equipped to identify and execute commander’s information exchange requirements, both in training and operational environments.

 Our next stop is Nieuw Milligen, Netherlands, where we are again delivering our DLM/ICO course to a group of personnel representing various organisations within the Dutch Armed Forces.

 To learn more about our best-in-class TDL and related training, visit: http://www.synthesys-defence.co.uk/data-link-training.html

Or to talk to us about upcoming training courses, your training requirements, or our training format, please start the conversation by emailing: training@synthesys.co.uk 


Friday, 11 February 2022

SyntheSys Technologies is Recruiting!


We have an excellent opportunity for a Systems Engineer / IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management Technical Specialist.

This is a remote working role however the work may involve on-site work for our clients within the UK and occasionally abroad.

This Systems Engineer role is customer facing, which provides enriching opportunities to work with our customer base during the pre-sales, deployment, configuration, training, and support phases of customer contracts. Experience of Model Based Systems Engineering, as supported by the Rhapsody® application would be an advantage.  You will also need an understanding and experience of: the IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management tools (DOORS®, Engineering Workflow Management, Rhapsody® and Engineering Test Management)

To register your interest in this role, or to have a more in-depth discussion about this role please contact Mr Mark Williamson on +44 (0) 1947 821 464 or send us an email at recruitment@synthesys.co.uk.


For general information about current vacancies, visit; http://www.synthesys-technologies.co.uk/careers.html