Friday, 20 December 2013

2013 in Reflection

As 2013 comes to a close, it is a good opportunity to reflect on the successes of the year for the team here at SyntheSys.

Tony Castle and his Training team have been very busy providing training on Link 16, VMF, JRE(AP), network management and TNDS training both in the UK and across Europe. We also extended our training capabilities into non-military domain with Systems Engineering in support of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.

Mark Hudspeth and his MLTF team have been very successful on TDL Testing with the Multi Link Test Facility for UK and International Interoperability Trials, support to the F-35 Lightning II, and the Joint Maritime Theatre Missile Defence Experimentation.  We look forward to the increased use of MLTF in 2014 to support interoperability testing between UK and other nations.

Our IBM team was bolstered in the summer when Hitesh Bechar joined us from IBM. Hitesh has made an immediate impact in the provision of technical support and delivery of IBM Rational technical services to our clients. SyntheSys have been supporting new and existing IBM Rational clients as the technology of software and systems development increases ever more rapidly.

We wish all our customers, clients, colleagues and partners very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

SyntheSys provides Variable Message Format Training to Norwegian F-35 Programme

Members of the Norwegian F-35 programme have recently been provided with Variable Message Format (VMF) training by SyntheSys. The training took place at Branston Hall Hotel, near Lincoln, England, and consisted of a 2 and a half day introductory course covering the bearer, application header, and messaging protocols. If you should be interested in VMF or any of our other training events, please contact us via

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

SyntheSys provides Link 16 Training Course to the E-3D Software Support Team

SyntheSys has recently completed delivery of a 2 and a half day Introduction to JTIDS/MIDS Link 16 Training Course to members of the E-3D Software Support Team (SST) at RAF Waddington, Lincoln, England. The course was provided to allow the members of the SST a better understanding of the fundamental operating protocols for JTIDS/MIDS Link 16. This knowledge will then assist them in the furtherance of their future duties. SyntheSys would like to thank the E-3D SST for the invitation to provide this training, and for their hospitality. If you would like to know more about how SyntheSys can support you, please email us at

Monday, 2 December 2013

SyntheSys delivers Link 16 Network Design Training to Cassidian

SyntheSys are pleased to announce the delivery of a Link 16 Network Design Course at Eurofighter System Support Centre in Manching, Germany. Personnel from both Cassidian and the German Air Force were provided with an in depth understanding of Link 16 Network Design and the importance of correctly assessing a platforms requirements.  Specifically focused on the Typhoon Eurofighter, personnel were instructed on the calculus involved to create the most efficient Network Designs based upon both extensive research and analysis of the platform and assessment of Link 16 documentation. SyntheSys would like to thank Cassidian and the German Air Force for their kind hospitality. If you would like to know more about how SyntheSys can support you, please email us at 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

SyntheSys provide Test Support to Sweden ASC890 Program

SyntheSys is providing test support to Sweden’s ASC890 programme.  We are tasked with development and execution of a Link 16 TDL Interoperability Test event between the Swedish ASC890 and UK E-3D Sentry platforms, over NATO and UK secure networks, interfacing at the E-3D Mission Equipment Facility (MEF), Royal Air Force (RAF) Waddington through the UK Multi-Link Test Facility (MLTF) operated by SyntheSys.

The test is planned to take place in February 2014 and SyntheSys are not only developing the test plan and test procedures, but also providing the test direction on site at the Swedish ASC890 facility in Malmsl├Ątt.


Friday, 15 November 2013

Movember progressing

John would welcome contributions/sponsors for his continuing support of Movember.  Comments are also welcome (if printable) and may be quoted in a future SyntheSys newsletter.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

SyntheSys supports United Nations Atomic Energy Agency

We are pleased to announce the successful delivery of Systems Engineering Training to the UN International Atomic Energy Agency. Attendees were presented a range of systems engineering principles to assist in the delivery of internal projects.

For further information on how we can support you with any training needs please contact

Friday, 25 October 2013

SyntheSys and Engility deliver JREAP Training at IDLS, Norfolk, VA

Paul Czajkowski, SyntheSys and Rob Wilemon, Engility delivered a Joint Range Extension (JRE) Application Protocol (AP) training course to 40 international delegates from 14 different countries. The training focussed on the operational use of different JRE protocols utilising the Engility JRE system.

Firstly, attendees were provided an overview into the structure and subsequent use of JREAP messages. Secondly, delegates were able to observe how different JREAP networks are created and actively managed through continuous practical demonstrations.

SyntheSys and Engility would like to thank all of the delegates who participated for making the training event a success.

Please contact us for further information on how SyntheSys can support JRE and JRE(AP).

Thursday, 17 October 2013

SyntheSys delivers Data Link Management (DLM) training at Italian Air Base Poggio Renatico

Personnel from both the Italian DLMC and Polish Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) were instructed on Link 1, Link 11A&B, Link 16, 22, Variable Message Format and JREAP. Utilising the Data Link Training Suite, TACTx and JRE software the students were able to effectively plan, design and manage Multi TDL architectures in a synthetic environment truly enhancing an operators understanding of the subjects taught, and further demonstrating SyntheSys commitment to ‘hands on training’. Mr Szymon Tarnoruda, Polish AFIT said, “The course was very well presented and provided a great deal of essential information and practical skills on a wide range of TDLs. One of the most important features was the excellent use of real systems and simulation”.
SyntheSys would like to thank the Italian DLMC for hosting the course and their kind hospitality. For further information on any of our training courses or support services please contact us at

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

SyntheSys at IDLS

We look forward to meeting you at IDLS 2013 where we will be demonstrating our fully integrated Interoperability Assurance Services and associated toolset SPIRIT™ , along with our recently inaugurated VECTOR service for TDL testing in synthetic and live environments. Please come along to the IDLS Training Day where we will be joined by Engility to brief on the Joint Range Extension Application Protocol.

A further announcement will follow shortly

If you are not planning to attend IDLS but would like further information please contact:

Monday, 16 September 2013

Swedish Armed Forces Technical School Purchase the Data Link Training Suite

The Swedish Armed Forces Technical School, based in Halmstad has recently completed the purchase of the MIDS Link 16 Data Link Training Suite (DLTS). The DLTS will be used to train their personnel on the technical and operating procedures utilised for MIDS/Link 16. 

If you would like more information about DLTS, please go to . Details of our other training capabilities may also be found at . Of course you can always contact us on

Sunday, 8 September 2013

VECTOR Service launched

SyntheSys is pleased to announce its VECTOR (Validation, Evaluation and Compliance Testing Of Requirements) service.

Based on previous experience gained from our support to the UK Multi-Link Test Facility (MLTF), VECTOR has been developed and fielded to support and sustain cost-effective national/international tactical communications and network-enabled capability testing in both synthetic and live environments. Whilst VECTOR will focus on requirements test and evaluation, it will also facilitate the preparation of test scripts and the comprehensive analysis of results from test scenarios. It is not just confined to the military domain; we fully intend to utilise VECTOR in support of civil and commercial customers with a need for requirements testing, validation and verification. VECTOR will be integrated with our SPIRIT capability to manage nations’ requirements for interoperability testing and assurance. We will be demonstrating VECTOR’s attributes and services at this year’s International Data Link Symposiumin October at Norfolk, Virginia.

Friday, 6 September 2013

SyntheSys at DSEI

Phil Angus and ‘Ski’ Czajkowski will be at DSEI on the 11th September. If you would like to meet up with Phil or Ski during the day to find out what SyntheSys is currently engaged in, and to discuss our range of products and services, please give Phil a call on 07507 866252 to arrange a time and venue. We look forward to seeing you there.

Further training to Dutch NDMC

SyntheSys to provide further training to Dutch NDMC

SyntheSys are very pleased to have again been invited by the Dutch National Data Link Management Cell at Nieuw Milligen to provide further training for their personnel. The training, which will cover Link 22, VMF and JREAP, will take place over 5 days at the end of November 13. This course will be the fifth time that SyntheSys has provided TDL training at the Dutch NDMC. Unsurprisingly, we are delighted to continue our excellent relationship with the TDL community in the Netherlands. If you would like to know more about our training courses please contact or phone +44(0)1947 821464
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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

SyntheSys contributes to the F-35 UK Lightning II Interoperability programme.

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is currently participating in a series of realistic simulated battlespace environments that test its mission system tactical data interoperability with other UK military platforms in the air/maritime environments.

In the latest simulated maritime scenario, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and US Navy pilots operated the F-35 mission system using Lockheed Martin desk top simulators at BAE System's UK Samlesbury site.  The scenario saw the F-35 successfully linked with a Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control (SKASaC) helicopter, the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, and a Type 45 Daring-class destroyer.  SyntheSys was responsible for establishing and maintaining the data exchange mechanism used in support of the Type 45 participation.

This latest UK Lightning II Interoperability event and a previous  event saw the real systems of the Queen Elizabeth-class Carrier, Type 45 and the Sentry E-3D operated with the  UK Lightning II and other platform desk top simulators.  Both the Type 45 and Sentry E-3D arrangements are noteworthy because they utilise UK Multi-Link Test Facility (MLTF) equipment that enables tactical data exchange using real Command and Mission System equipment.

SyntheSys provides the MLTF capability to the UK MOD, operating and supporting it for all Tactical Data Interoperability testing needs.  Use of the MLTF equipment in these initial Interoperability tests provides confidence that the UK Lightning II  can be readily incorporated into the UK operational tactical data exchange architecture.

Further UK Lightning II Interoperability events are planned. A second phase of testing covering both maritime and air/land integration scenarios will run from 2014 to 2017. This phase will include other key UK military platforms and full integration of the Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control (SKASaC) helicopter mission systems facility which also utilises the SyntheSys MLTF capability.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Synthesys offers IBM Rational Training through Arrow ECS

SyntheSys is now able to offer IBM Rational Training through Arrow ECS as an authorised training partner. We will be supporting the delivery of IBM Training courses and can support you with your training needs analysis and procurement of training packages for your Rational users.

For further information on any aspect of Rational software from SyntheSys as an IBM Advanced Business Partner contact us on

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

2014 Training Calendar

SyntheSys 2014 Training Calendar

To allow you to plan ahead we are pleased to provide our 2014 scheduled training calendar on the SyntheSys website. This can be viewed at We will be happy to offer an early bird discount for any 2014 bookings made prior to 30 Nov 2013. Why not get in touch now and save money? 

We can be contacted via or +44 (0)1947 821464.

Friday, 26 July 2013

IBM Rational Open Days - Summer 2013

An Open Day is designed around a specific theme such as improving the collaboration between business, development and operations or the development of complex embedded systems. Each day is an opportunity to spend time with IBM Rational consultants exploring how each solution can satisfy your specific requirements. A series of guided activities will ensure that you explore a number of different areas of the solution, but there will also be time during the day to digress into different areas and explore your specific areas of interest. 

What do previous customers think?

The format allowed me to see the tool in action with a very hands-on approach, which was extremely beneficial for me as this was the first time I had seen the tool in its environment.

There is no cost to attend the event and complimentary tea/coffee during the morning and afternoon and a buffet lunch are provided. All events take place from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the locations listed below. We look forward to welcoming you !

For full details go to 

Details of the CLM session on 25th September is here.

Further information on SyntheSys and IBM Rational is here

Register now to confirm place and avoid disappointment at