Thursday, 28 February 2019

BOOKING NOW OPEN: Data Link Manager (DLM) / Interface Control Officer (ICO) Course taking place 10 – 28 June 2019 in Halmstad, Sweden.

Are you part of a Data Link Management Cell, or perhaps a Multi-Tactical Data Link (TDL) Network Planner or Designer?  Are you involved in TDL sustainment, TDL procurement or multi-TDL Evaluation?  If so, our DLM/ICO course is designed to provide working knowledge to personnel whose role it is to plan, build, manage, interact, develop and engage in Multi-Tactical Data Link Architectures and operations.

At the request of the Swedish Joint Data Link Operations Cell (JDLOC), SyntheSys will be presenting a further 15-day Data Link Manager/Interface Control Officer (DLM/ICO) Training Course at the Technical Training School in Halmstad, Sweden between 10th and 28th June 2019.

The DLM/ICO course is designed to catapult individuals with little or no knowledge of TDL and associated responsibilities to a stage where they can successfully and efficiently carry out their duties.  The course provides students with a fundamental understanding of various TDLs, then, using state of the art simulation tools practically applies this knowledge to real-world scenarios.  The DLM/ICO course is based on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and United States (US) documentation fused with instructor experience.  The course relies on practical exercises and assignments which gives a working understanding of course concepts.

Those with a need to expand their TDL knowledge in theoretical and practical areas of technical specifications, planning, operations, troubleshooting and analysis would benefit from attending this course.  Operational, management and procurement staff are routinely welcomed on the course, as are members of the industry who may be looking to build and design TDL systems.

For more information, including a detailed overview of how you will benefit from attending, a look at what lessons you can expect to learn, and booking information visit;

If you would like to speak to one of our trainers about this course, or any other TDL training requirements, please email or telephone +44 (0) 1947 821 464

Monday, 18 February 2019

OptimiSE Magazine is Back!

We were so excited about the response from the first, special edition of OptimiSE Magazine that we decided to produce another one!  Our thanks go out to the many of you who subscribed and provided such positive feedback.  Our second issue is now available and includes the following articles
  • Functional and Non-Functional Requirements - page 6
  • Guest Article: OMG SysML™ Model Based Systems Engineering in a nutshell - page 8
  • Supporting Network Rail IT: Assisting the Upgrade - page 12

Courtesy of IBM®, we are offering readers a free copy of the ‘Systems Engineering for Dummies’ E-Book.  This clear and concise foundation level publication is a key resource to add to any desktop or company library.  A useful resource for those new to Systems Engineering or those looking for a handy reference.  See page 14.

To read the free online version and to subscribe to future issues, please visit: or if you would prefer to receive a free hard copy, contact

Finally, we would love to hear from you!  Have you got something to shout about?  A burning question to ask, or a topic you are passionate about and would like the opportunity to share your thoughts?  We are inviting members of the Systems Engineering community to contribute articles.  If you are interested in contributing to OptimiSE magazine, please contact Sarah Thomas:

Thursday, 14 February 2019

SyntheSys is delighted to have been accepted to join the Provider Network for the Aurora Engineering Partnership

SyntheSys is delighted to have been accepted to join the Provider Network for the Aurora Engineering Partnership, who have been appointed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) as their Engineering Delivery Partner (EDP) for Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S). The partnership – formed by QinetiQ, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, and BMT – will help the MOD to reduce costs of their engineering services, while ensuring the UK’s Armed Forces receive the best equipment and support. SyntheSys has been a long-standing supplier of engineering support to the MOD. We look forward to future opportunities to provide specialist knowledge and support solutions to the Aurora Engineering Partnership.