Friday, 16 March 2018

Issue 6 of TDL Technology magazine is now available – marking 30 years of success for the company

Our cover feature marks SyntheSys’ journey through the Tactical Data Link (TDL) environment over the past 30 years with an account from SyntheSys’ Managing Director, John S Hartas.  It certainly took us on a trip down memory lane. 

We continue to offer complementary space in our ‘Community Forum’ and in this issue we feature an article from Viasat and Alan Gore, Link and Communication Chief Engineer at Swedish F√∂rsvarets Materielverk (FMV).  We are thrilled that this area of the magazine is gaining traction.

Get your free copy now to read more about:

  • Next Generation Tactical Data Link Systems Engineering Tools - Page 8.
  • Viasat’s Multi Channel Link 16 Terminal - Page 10.
  • Ask the Trainer: Why and How is Variable Message Format (VMF) so Adaptable? - Page 14.
Most of our subscribers are aware that we offer a free resource in each issue; we are confident our latest resource will not disappoint.  We are extending access to our Capabilities and Limitations (Caps and Lims) Database which provides a myriad of facts about countries’ platforms and TDLs.  This is available via our Defence Community Portal which can be accessed via

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

SyntheSys to Attend the NATO Tactical Data Link Symposium (NTDLS) 2018

SyntheSys will be attending NTDLS 2018 which will be taking place in Calpe, Spain on the 19th - 22nd March 2018.  NTDLS gives us the opportunity to talk to the community about how to adopt evolving Tactical Data Link (TDL) technologies, whilst solving challenges with legacy TDL technology.  We look forward to seeing members of the community at this event.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

SyntheSys Delivers Variable Message Format (VMF) over Combat Net Radio (CNR) Training to Airbus Defence & Space

SyntheSys Defence is delighted to announce it has recently delivered another two and half day VMF over CNR training course.  During day one, the course initially explored the history, basic features and operational users of VMF before progressing on to K-Series messages and their functional use.  The relevant United States (US) Military Standards were then introduced with focus on the mandated US/United Kingdom (UK) header.  On the second day, the attention at first switched to CNR and the many technical aspects, with emphasis on Types of Service and Network Access Control.  The second day concluded with the key VMF planning and network design parameters.  Finally, on day three Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) Block 1 & 2 Engineering Change Proposals were discussed in detail.

All students provided a feedback score of Excellent and identified that their top learning outcome from the course was the realisation of the potential complexities of both VMF and CNR interoperability.  Paul Czajkowski who presented the course said, “It’s extremely rewarding that those who attend our training courses, develop their knowledge of the subject so quickly and whilst doing so actually enjoy the experience!”

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