Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Join us in Welcoming Alan Rowe to the SyntheSys Defence Team


After what has been an exciting first half to 2022 for SyntheSys Defence, we are pleased to welcome Alan Rowe to the Team.

Alan served in the Royal Navy for 23 years, initially starting off as an Operator Mechanic working on ships weapons systems, combat systems, as well as operating radar and later becoming Leading Seaman and continuing on to become a Petty Officer.

Alan has a strong background in Tactical Data Links (TDLs) and it is this experience which makes him well placed to work with SyntheSys Defence, initially delivering our world-class TDL training.  Alan was a TDL operator and Network Manager, and taught TDL systems to the future generation of our Royal Navy.

Please join us in welcoming Alan to the team.

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Interested in Tactical Data Link Training? Our Latest TDL Tech-Teach Newsletter is for you!

Welcome the latest TDL Tech-Teach newsletter which aims to keep the Tactical Data Link (TDL) and related community informed about developments in the SyntheSys Defence training business.  
Without a doubt, the appetite for TDL training is stronger than ever and with so much happening in the world right now both socially and commercially, we firmly believe that organisations can develop and maintain a competitive edge by filling any skills gap, investing in employees, and ensuring that knowledge pools are robust and superior.  So, it will come as no surprise that our global tour to deliver TDL training is in full swing, and we would like to thank our valued new and returning customers. 
Our latest newsletter offers information on future training dates, our customer successes and how to tap into FREE TDL training.
To read the latest newsletter, visit: http://resources.synthesys.co.uk/defence/newsletters/tdl-tech-teach-02.pdf
If you would like to talk to us about your TDL training requirements or would like to book onto one of our courses, start the conversation by emailing training@synthesys.co.uk

Monday, 28 March 2022

The Spring 2022 Edition of TDL Technology Magazine has Arrived

SyntheSys Defence is delighted to announce the release of the latest TDL Technology magazine. 

Issue 13 is designed to explore key industry themes and what better than a tribute to the E-3D Sentry on Page 8.  We continue our ‘demystifier’ training series on Page 6 whereby we examine the difference between interoperability and integration.  You can also read industry news on Pages 10 and 11.

The magazine also explores the SyntheSys Defence Tactical Data Link (TDL) product, Synapse. Synapse combines powerful applications with best-in-class expertise to provide a tailored service to test Tactical Data Link interoperability and integration and also enables platform participation in a rich training environment.  Synapse improves platform and operator performance by ensuring standards conformance is built into your command and mission system test and training programmes.

SyntheSys Defence Director Mark Hudspeth commented, ‘‘It pleases us that the TDL Technology readership continues to grow, and it is my view that a deep need for knowledge and skills has generated a real appetite for TDL and related resources across the industry.”

Read Issue 13 now: http://tdl-tech.synthesys.co.uk/digital-editions.html

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

SyntheSys Defence to attend NTDLS 2022

SyntheSys is delighted to announce its attendance at the NATO Tactical Data Link Symposium (NTDLS) 2022.  

This annual event will be held at its regular venue in Calpe, Spain from  4th - 7th April, this year being its 24th edition.  NTDLS is open to Interoperability Platform Nations at which experts in Tactical Data Links (TDLs) from the military, industry and academia can share operational, technical, and scientific experience on TDL technologies and processes in an open environment. 
Mark Hudspeth will be in attendance, Mark commented “After last year’s cancellation, I am excited to return to Calpe and connect with other TDL professionals and discuss this year’s theme of ‘Adapting Tactical Data Links to new Challenges’.  NTDLS will provide us with insights on potential future deficits in information and what would need to be addressed, and avoided, to establish and maintain information superiority.” 
To learn more about SyntheSys’ TDL capabilities and more, check out the SyntheSys Defence website at: https://lnkd.in/egTh8UQH  
If you are interested in free TDL resources, why not sign up to the SyntheSys Defence Community Portal.  The sign-up process is free and simple and gives you access to our full inventory of TDL-related training recordings, downloads, resources, and tools.  For more information visit: https://lnkd.in/gAvKy-s  

Thursday, 17 February 2022

Training Success, Frederikshavn – Data Link Manager / Interface Control Officer Course


Having enjoyed a much needed Christmas holiday break, we were right back on the road in early January and are happy to announce the successful completion of our Data Link Manager / Interface Control Officer (DLM/ICO) course, held at Frederikshavn Naval Base in Denmark from 10-28 January.

 As the DLM/ICO is responsible for the entire Tactical Data Link (TDL) interface to include both planning and execution functions, it is critical the training scope is vast and comprehensive.  Over the course of three weeks North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members from Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway were provided with an in depth understanding of how to plan, build, interact and subsequently manage Multi TDL architectures. 

The course focused on providing students with a series of challenging learning outcomes using practical exercises, simulation, and real-world operational software.  This interactive process promotes a cooperative learning environment, allowing each student to progress with confidence and a developed knowledge of each TDL. Through the development of this type of knowledge TDL planners and operators are better equipped to identify and execute commander’s information exchange requirements, both in training and operational environments.

 Our next stop is Nieuw Milligen, Netherlands, where we are again delivering our DLM/ICO course to a group of personnel representing various organisations within the Dutch Armed Forces.

 To learn more about our best-in-class TDL and related training, visit: http://www.synthesys-defence.co.uk/data-link-training.html

Or to talk to us about upcoming training courses, your training requirements, or our training format, please start the conversation by emailing: training@synthesys.co.uk 


Friday, 11 February 2022

SyntheSys Technologies is Recruiting!


We have an excellent opportunity for a Systems Engineer / IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management Technical Specialist.

This is a remote working role however the work may involve on-site work for our clients within the UK and occasionally abroad.

This Systems Engineer role is customer facing, which provides enriching opportunities to work with our customer base during the pre-sales, deployment, configuration, training, and support phases of customer contracts. Experience of Model Based Systems Engineering, as supported by the Rhapsody® application would be an advantage.  You will also need an understanding and experience of: the IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management tools (DOORS®, Engineering Workflow Management, Rhapsody® and Engineering Test Management)

To register your interest in this role, or to have a more in-depth discussion about this role please contact Mr Mark Williamson on +44 (0) 1947 821 464 or send us an email at recruitment@synthesys.co.uk.


For general information about current vacancies, visit; http://www.synthesys-technologies.co.uk/careers.html


Tuesday, 1 February 2022

SyntheSys is delighted to announce it has maintained Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation

Maintaining Cyber Essentials Plus is vital for SyntheSys as, not only does it manage our information security risk, it also helps us meet our ongoing contractual and supply chain needs.  

We are delighted to announce we have passed our latest assessment 5 years after our first certification.  During this time it has allowed SyntheSys to demonstrate a level of assurance to our customers by showing that security controls are in place to protect the business.  Having ‘Plus’ certification adds extra value to the company as it gives us access to an external auditor who can give SyntheSys the peace of mind that our cyber security is up to scratch.

Luke McCarthy our IT Lead expresses the need for cyber security, “As a longstanding tele-working business, the need for security across the company is our highest priority. As cyber threats become increasingly complex, it is vital that we keep our standards high and ensure we have the best possible security in place for us, and our customers.”

If you would like to hear more about the Cyber Essentials Plus certification, or the work we are doing in this area, contact: info@synthesys.co.uk.

Monday, 31 January 2022

OptimiSE Magazine Issue 8 - Testing, Integrating and Optimising Software & Systems Engineering

SyntheSys Technologies is excited to announce the release of the latest OptimiSE Magazine.  This latest magazine is a cross-domain special with features across a broad range of industries including defence, automotive and rail.

As usual, you can read the latest news from us and gain technical insight such as:

  • Defence & Aerospace- Requirements-based testing, underpinned by a model-based approach;
  • Automotive – Systems Engineering in the context of lean manufacturing and fast paced innovation;
  • Rail – Engineering and the Williams-Shapps plan.

On page 11 we welcome our newest member of the team, Matt Hirschfield.  Matt joins us as a Principal Engineer and brings depth of knowledge around our IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management portfolio offering.

OptimiSE Magazine is completely FREE. To read the digital edition and to subscribe, visit: www.optimisese.co.uk

Prefer to flick through the pages?  We will happily send you a copy, simply email: cet@synthesys.co.uk

We hope that the magazine continues to prove to be useful and enjoyable within the community. 

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

2022 Tactical Data Link Training Dates Confirmed


SyntheSys Defence is pleased to announce the confirmed training dates for 2022 Tactical Data Link (TDL) Training.

SyntheSys Defence is proud to offer a range of TDL training, including Joint Range Extension Application Protocol (JREAP), Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Link 16, Link 11, Link 22, Network Design and Data Link Manager/Interface Control Officer (DLM/ICO) courses. These courses are designed to enhance the understanding of various TDL systems, operations, and responsibilities while providing a solution to the formal training gap that exists across both the Joint and Allied enterprise. Our data link training courses are all created in accordance with ATDLP-5.55 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) training standards.

Highlights of some of the courses include:

The DLM/ICO course is our flagship, 15-day course which is designed to provide working knowledge to personnel whose role is to plan, build, manage, interact, develop and engage in Multi TDL Architectures and operations.  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 JREAP course covers both the Joint Range Extension (JRE) Processor Hardware and the Application Protocol (AP) as defined in MIL-STD-3011.  The course explains the benefits of the JREAP and provides the technical detail of how the system works.

The Introduction to Link 22 course, gives students a sound theoretical knowledge of all aspects of Link 22 operations.  The areas covered by the course include system architecture, network structures and an in-depth look at the message catalogue and the capabilities provided by those messages.  Detailed message transactions can be demonstrated using the TACTX simulator.

The MIDS Link 16 Network Design and Management course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of MIDS Link 16 Network Design and Management.  Emphasis is placed on practical training, with students utilising both simulation and operational software applications. Students who wish to learn the more complex and advanced areas of MIDS Network Design (ND) are encouraged to undertake our 8-day Advanced Network Design training course.

With all these courses comes free advanced access to our SyntheSys Defence Community Portal.  In there, students have access to all course material along with our full inventory of TDL-related training recordings, downloads, resources, and tools. 

For more information, visit: http://www.synthesys-defence.co.uk/data-link-training.html

To discuss your training requirements or to secure your place on one of our 2022 courses, contact our training team by emailing: training@synthesys.co.uk