Monday, 28 October 2019

Issue 9 of SyntheSys’ TDL Technology Magazine Available Now

Read the latest issue of our TDL Technology magazine to gain insight, best practice and knowledge around current and future Tactical Data Link (TDL) sustainment and development.

In this latest issue, we feature an article from Viasat which explores the Link 16 evolution and Viasat’s proactive approach to improving vital warfighters.  We compliment this with the third in the ‘Demystifier’ series which tackles the development of TDLs by giving a chronologically ordered comparison of four major TDL systems – Link 11A, Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Link 16, Variable Message Format (VMF) and Link 22.

We offer a copy of our updated TDL Comparison Table which now incorporates MIDS Block Upgrade 2/Joint Tactical Radio System (BU2/JTRS) Link 16 information and we continue to use the magazine to share industry news, which can be found in our news digest on Page 10.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

A Message from our Managing Director: Welcome to SyntheSys Technologies

In direct response to the increased demand for our systems engineering services, I am delighted to announce that we have recently undergone a restructure as part of a strategic shift to consolidate and extend our systems engineering business.  The restructure sees the merging of the former SyntheSys Direct and SyntheSys Systems Engineering companies to form ‘SyntheSys Technologies’.

SyntheSys Technologies is led by Mark Williamson and provides systems engineering services, products and training across a variety of industry sectors and now handles all licensing, transactional and technical matters connected with engineering services and software sales.

In this exciting time of expansion, I would also like to introduce our new SyntheSys Technologies Client Engagement Team who will ensure that the service we deliver to our customers is of the highest quality.  The Client Engagement Team will assist our customers with our products and services and will deal with all customer enquiries.

The team comprises a mixture of highly experienced technical, business development and administration staff working together to ease pains whilst creating gains for customers.  I am confident the new Client Engagement Team will make a positive impact on our new and existing customers by helping organisations to unlock the value of Tool-Supported Systems Engineering.

For sales, services and technical enquiries:

Finally, may I thank our loyal customers, suppliers and other stakeholders for their valued interest and support to date.  We look forward to working with you in the future.

John S Hartas

Friday, 18 October 2019

Roland Kemp to Attend the International Data Link Symposium (IDLS) 2019 in Edinburgh 28th – 31st October

As IDLS 2019 draws closer, we would like to announce that Roland Kemp will be representing SyntheSys at the event.  Roland is a highly experienced Tactical Data Link (TDL) and former Dutch Patriot operator.  Roland served for 37 years in the Dutch Armed Forces, during which time he was responsible for training crews on the Patriot Information Coordination Centre (ICC) at the Group Operations Centre.  Roland looks forward to attending an array of interesting briefs in addition to meeting with members of the TDL community.  

If you would like to arrange a time to meet with Roland during the event to discuss TDL training, testing or interoperability, please contact

Monday, 7 October 2019

SyntheSys’ Services Go Live on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 4 (DOS4) Framework

We are delighted to announce that SyntheSys’ services are now available through the Government’s Crown Commercial Services DOS4 register.  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 Specialists’ category.

Members listed via the Crown website undergo extensive vetting to establish their suitability and reliability which ensures government departments have access to the best-in-class vendors. The DOS4 scheme gives public sector teams easy access to our Systems Engineering tools, training and consultancy services.

For more information about the Crown Commercial Services visit:

If you would like to discuss our specific services, please do not hesitate to contact or visit