Online Tactical Data Link Training

At a time when many of us are looking for flexible ways of developing and maintaining key skills, and with so many face-to-face training courses being cancelled, online training delivery is now more relevant than ever.


Many of our Tactical Data Link (TDL) courses can be effectively adapted for online delivery using our interactive web delivery technology.  We utilise powerful online webinar tools which enable us to deliver dynamic, online training courses.  If you are interested in attending one of our TDL training courses please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Scheduled Online Training Courses

Course: Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Link 16.

Date: 5 – 8 July 2021.

Delivery: Online.

Duration: 16 hours.  4 hour sessions, spread across 4 days.

The aim of this online course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Link 16.  The course references both Allied Tactical Data Link Publications (ATDLPs) and United States (US) Military Standards (MIL-STDs) documentation.  This course is primarily aimed at those personnel who require a balanced understanding of MIDS Link 16.  As such, the syllabus has been designed to cover both technical and operational employment of MIDS Link 16.

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Explain the technical characteristics of the MIDS terminal;
  • Describe the capabilities provided by the J-Series message catalogue;
  • Identify the restrictions imposed on the use of MIDS Link 16 by the Frequency Clearance Agreement;
  • Interpret the Link 16 portion of the OPTASK LINK;
  • Recall the planned changes to the terminals used by Link 16 in accordance with Block Upgrade 2, and the use of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS).

Price and further information on application.

Free Online Tactical Data Link Training

We recently delivered a series of live online training courses which we are delighted to offer to the wider defence community as a series of educational videos.


These training courses are suitable for personnel with all levels of experience and knowledge – perhaps as a refresher or as a starting point for your TDL education.


Access to the videos, along with other useful TDL resources, can be made via the SyntheSys Defence Community Portal.  The sign-up process is free and simple and gives you access to our full inventory of

TDL-related downloads, resources, and tools.

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Our Approach to

Online Training

Delegates should be aware that in order to join the course via the conference facility, a download of an executable (.exe) installer file is required to open the GoToWebinar interface and join the live sessions.


Applicants should be aware that our online training is subject to certain United Kingdom (UK) Export Control restrictions.

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