Wednesday, 20 December 2017

SyntheSys’ Latest Training Newsletter Available Now

The Christmas 2017 edition of our training newsletter is available now for you to read hereIt’s a fact that 2017 has been a great year for our varied and interesting courses, the newsletter gives an insight into what our training team has been up to whilst giving details of what we have in store for 2018.

Friday, 17 November 2017

SyntheSys announces 2018 Systems Engineering Training dates

Following the overwhelming interest we have had during 2017 for our systems engineering training, we are delighted to announce that we have confirmed our dates for our 2018 courses.

Whether you are completely new to systems engineering processes, or are studying for certification, our courses equip you to take the next step in your career as a systems engineer.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Copies of TDL Technology Magazine Issue 5 are winging their way to subscribers across the globe - but you can access the magazine online first!

With a handy Tactical Data Link Interoperability Test (TDLIOT) Initiative Help Sheet, as well as useful Technical Knowledge Bank articles, Issue 5 is not to be missed.  We continue to feature articles from key personnel within the industry as part of our Community Forum section and have a brand-new feature for this latest issue.

In this issue:
  • In the News - Consolidation of Defence and TDL news pieces from around the globe.
  • Bundeswehr – Lt. Col. Volker Schaaf talks TIMBER EXPRESS.
  • JREAP Vs SIMPLE – Understand the difference.
  • Ask the Trainer – The exchange of MODE S and MODE 5 over MIDS Link 16 and its impact.
Don’t forget the Community Forum is open to all readers to voice opinions, share best practices, ask a question, or simply communicate interesting news with our readers.  Do not hesitate to contact us with any ideas you may have for articles.

TDL Technology is completely FREE to read.  Prefer to flick through the pages?  We will happily send you a copy, simply email

Thank you for your continued support,

The TDL Technology Team 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

SyntheSys will be attending the International Data Links Symposium (IDLS) 2017 in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 30 October to 2 November.

Consultant Kevin Farquhar and Training Manager Paul Czajkowski (Ski) will be running a MIDS Link 16 & Link 22 Network Design Workshop Training Day on 30 October.

They will also be giving some interesting and apt presentations throughout the event including ‘TDLs in Coalition - Truly one team, one fight?’, ‘Multi-TDL Planning’ and ‘Network Management’.

One of the key advantages of IDLS is the spontaneous, ad hoc networking that takes place among the delegates.  Kevin said: “Ski and I are really looking forward to attending IDLS.  It will be the perfect opportunity to meet new and established contacts and customers.”

If you would like to arrange a time to speak to our staff, contact

Friday, 13 October 2017

SyntheSys to Exhibit at Advanced Engineering 2017 1 & 2 November 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

We are eagerly anticipating this year's Advanced Engineering event.  The event is the UK’s biggest annual event for professionals working within an engineering environment and aims to connect suppliers with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and top tier industry players.  We look forward to meeting professionals who work within disciplines such as Research and Development (R&D), design, test, production and procurement.

We will be on hand to discuss our systems engineering training, Systems of Systems thinking capability, cloudbaSE product and our partnership with IBM.  Our Technical consultants, Mark Williamson and Matt Mendell, will be joined by Su Ross from our associate company, SyntheSys Direct, and they look forward to having many informal chats over coffee!

For more information, visit or come along to stand N73 in the Aero Engineering area (Hall 3) to meet us at the show. 

Monday, 4 September 2017

SyntheSys confirms additional 2017 training dates for its popular Systems Engineering Foundation Course

Systems Engineering is not just about developing a system.  It is an interdisciplinary approach and method which results in a successful system that meets client requirements.  Today’s IT professional needs to have a good understanding of what is meant by ‘Systems Engineering’ and how proper application of sound methodology will have a positive output on overall engineering projects.

Our 2-day Systems Engineering Foundation Course provides a high-level foundation to the principles and practices of Systems Engineering.  The course is aligned with the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook V.4 and provides an introduction and overview of the processes required for successful Systems Engineering delivery on projects.

By popular demand, we are delighted to announce that we have confirmed additional 2017 dates. The next course will be held at Branston Hall Hotel, Lincoln, UK on 4th and 5th October 2017.

This course is suitable for both engineers and non-engineers; those whose role integrates with a software or systems development process will benefit from attending the course.

For more information download the course information sheet here or contact to reserve your space. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

SyntheSys has been accepted onto the register of the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS).

RISQS is designed to provide the rail industry with ownership and control of its supplier qualification arrangements.  RISQS is the entry point for suppliers and the register is used as a United Kingdom (UK) supplier qualification service. 

SyntheSys has already had several successes in the railway industry and will now receive updates from the register on contract opportunities which we may want to bid for.

The organisation helps suppliers be formally recognised as proficient providers of products and services to the UK rail industry by providing an open register which they have to qualify to join.  RISQS is sponsored by a board of representatives recruited from across the rail industry and reporting to the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) which provides a range of support services to ensure successful delivery of the projects. 

We are delighted to have been accepted onto the register and we are confident this will continue to support our growth in new markets. 

For more information on the work we have been doing within the rail industry, and what RISQS means for your organisation, contact

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

SyntheSys’ Quarterly Training E-Newsletter is now available

Whether you are new to us, or old friends, our commitment is to keep you informed through interesting stories and insights from our training division.  We are proud to offer unique, simulation-based training solutions.  In this newsletter you can also read about our revitalised Variable Message Format (VMF) course, which is now taking bookings. To read the newsletter, click here.

We trust you enjoy our newsletter.  Your feedback is always appreciated. 

Friday, 4 August 2017

Sales Expert Su Ross joins SyntheSys to lead SyntheSys Direct

We are delighted to welcome Su Ross to the SyntheSys family to lead our new associate company, SyntheSys Direct.  Su, who lives in Hampshire, is Managing Director of SyntheSys Direct Ltd, a new company which has been established to serve a growing demand for software licensing which has previously been an element of our Systems Engineering Business Group. 

This venture is the joint brainchild of SyntheSys Managing Director John Hartas and Su, and has, as she emphasises, “fantastic potential for the future.”  SyntheSys Direct will handle licensing, transactional and technical matters connected with software distribution.

SyntheSys provides services to government and industry on the design, testing, delivery and maintenance of information systems.  John said “Over the past 18 months, the growth within our Systems Engineering Business group has taken us into markets and industries which have an increased need for tool support.  Our traditional System Engineering (SE) capability has been centred around mentoring organisations to implement sound and structured SE procedures, which often results in us supporting implementation of new tools or re-licensing of existing tools.  By establishing SyntheSys Direct, we see that this gives us more potential to provide independent services within our Systems Engineering group, whilst benefitting from Su’s unrivalled knowledge of market-leading Systems Engineering tools’’.

Su has a wealth of leadership and commercial experience which positions her well to lead SyntheSys Direct.  She has been working within the software sales industry for the past 16 years, after working as a buyer for a Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry.

Previously, Su was a Sales Manager for Integrate Systems, where she worked for nearly three years.  She sold systems engineering tools to the aerospace and defence, energy, transport and rail sectors, amongst others.  Prior to this, Su was an account manager at IBM and software client lead for seven years – selling the entire IBM software portfolio into local government.

Su added: “In future, at SyntheSys Direct, the idea is to expand into software sales primarily and also to open up opportunities for other services and training that we currently provide and continue to build on our IBM Business Partner relationship.  This will involve selling to our existing customer base and we hope to attract new customers in markets in which SyntheSys has not traditionally operated.  We hope to take a flexible approach to our software delivery offering a holistic, end to end service with training or services combined.  Fundamentally, we want to add value to our customers and help them become successful in their new and existing development projects.  This is a brand-new venture for SyntheSys and I believe it holds tremendous potential.  I am really looking forward to the new challenge”.

Su enjoys many hobbies including keeping active and fit with running, cardio classes and yoga.  She also rides her motorcycle on trips around Europe.

If you would like to discuss your software requirements with Su, contact +44 (0) 7484 915743 or visit the SyntheSys Direct website at   

Thursday, 3 August 2017

SyntheSys Announces Corporate Restructure

SyntheSys is delighted to announce that it has undergone a major restructure to its increasingly successful business.  The restructure is part of a strategic shift to align business capabilities to specific industry sectors with expert teams in the groups now being more specialised to the appropriate skill sets. 

The organisation is now segmented into four key functional areas, Defence; Systems Engineering; Direct and Software, with SyntheSys corporate division still serving all business areas with administration, finance, marketing, security, quality and IT support. We are confident that the new management team will continue to provide unrivalled services, support and products to our markets. 

Tony Castle leads SyntheSys Defence which serves our traditional Tactical Data Link (TDL) consultancy, interoperability management and TDL training market.  Our operational customers will also be served under the Defence Business Group. 

Mark Williamson leads Systems Engineering where the aim is to provide systems engineering services, products and training to a variety of industry sectors to establish efficient and economic processes that enable organisations to deliver the highest quality products to their customers and end users. 

Su Ross leads SyntheSys Direct and will handle licensing, transactional and technical matters connected with software sales.

We welcome Ian Pugh who leads SyntheSys Software, which offers a range of technical consultancy services that help customers understand their Information Technology (IT) needs and supports customers in acquiring  systems to meet those needs. 

John Hartas, SyntheSys Managing Director commented, ‘it is a very exciting time for us here at SyntheSys.  Over the last two years we have seen tremendous growth within markets outside of our core Defence arena.  The restructure ensures that customers in each of the business areas continue to receive a unique, value added service from specialists in the appropriate field.’ 

For more information about SyntheSys visit or telephone +44 (0) 1947 821 464.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

SyntheSys to attend the forthcoming Career Transition Partnership (CTP) event at Newmarket Racecourse on Tuesday July 18th 2017

CTP Employment Fairs are held regularly in the UK so that Service personnel who are due to leave the Forces can meet prospective employers and find new careers. Participants can submit their CVs to employers and have a chance to look at all the options available to them.

SyntheSys is attending as a prospective employer.  Business & Resources Manager Christine Broxap and Defence Business Group Manager Tony Castle will be available to speak to Service personnel from a variety of different disciplines.

Christine said: “Our people are what define us as a company.  They are a mix of former Armed Forces and industrial personnel carefully selected for their experience and capabilities.  We lead the field for independent consultancy support, systems development and integration in our markets.  We are regularly looking for opportunities to meet potential associates and employees, and we look forward to the event.’’

SyntheSys is signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant and one of our pledges is to give opportunities to ex-Service personnel and Reservists wherever possible.

Attendees can meet Christine and Tony for an informal chat at the SyntheSys stand from 10am. Please contact for further information.