We have over 30 years' experience in the UK and overseas market-places, and we provide training services to government organisations as well as commercial and industrial clients.
Our training courses are created from direct involvement in the specification, development, procurement and maintenance of Tactical Data Link (TDL) systems. Training is delivered by professional tutors who are experts in their field at both an operational and technical level and who are fully trained as instructors. Our tutors have been involved in TDL operations in Bosnia / Kosovo, the Gulf, Libya, and Afghanistan. All have operated TDLs in major NATO exercises such as Red Flag, Flying Fish, Clean Hunter, and Joint Warrior.
•Training Presented by Experts in Each of the Fields- using our instructor qualified consultants to provide the training, you are assured of in-depth knowledge and experience of the subject matter, and access to the most up to date information.
•FREETraining Need Assessment Service- let us help you determine exactly what training you require.
•Value for Money - our flexible training plan ensures that you get the best possible training at the best possible price.
•Unrivalled Access to Training Tools- we can offer simulations and real tools to enrich the TDL learning experience.
•Training Manuals- no other TDL training provider offers manuals for their TDL training courses.
•ISO 9001 Accreditation- offers assurance that Quality Assurance processes have been applied.
•Customer Satisfaction- we don’t make unjustified claims - view our customer feedback page!
•Cost and Time Savings- training can be given at a location of your choosing, saving on unnecessary travel expenses.
We offer a no-quibble, money-back guarantee on all our training courses if not fully satisfied.
Our Signature Courses
•Data Link Manager (DLM)/Interface Control Officer (ICO): this 15-day course provides personnel with all the knowledge they require to carry out DLM/ICO duties.
•Tactical Data Link Training (TDL): our range of TDL courses include Link 11, Link 16, Link 22, Variable Message Format (VMF) and Joint Range Extension Application Protocol (JREAP).
•Identification Friend or Foe/Secondary Surveillance Radar (IFF/SSR).
We have many personnel available to deliver training. The following biographies of some of our personnel provide an impression of our capability. Further biographies are available on request.
Our Defence Business Group Manager, Tony Castle, has 30 years of experience in the RAF as an Aerospace Systems Manager and brings 20 years of direct operational knowledge of TDL to all training course development. As former E-3D aircrew Tony has operated TDLs (Links 11, 14, Interim JTIDS Message Specification (IJMS) & Link 16) in many exercise and operational theatres throughout the world. Since joining SyntheSys in 2005, Tony has gained a worldwide reputation for providing highly informative and pertinent training in many subject areas. His 4 years experience of operating with NATO (CC-AIR HQ Ramstein 2001-2005) also provide him with a high level of understanding of the potential issues of providing training to personnel for whom English is not the first language.
Consultant Kevin Farquhar has over 30 years’ exemplary service in the RAF undertaking numerous Radar, EW and TDL related roles. His final 10 years working within the RAF were spent as a crew member on Sentry E-3D AEW and an ISTAR instructor specialising in Air C2, EW and TDL. On leaving the RAF, he became a Link 16 Advisor with BAE Systems, Saudi Arabia. Kevin is experienced within the fields of C4ISTAR TDL and Air and Ground C2 Combat Systems.
Consultant Roland Kemp is a highly experienced 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.
Sam Southwell brings over 22 years experience in the Royal Air Force, including 9 years at a front line Tornado Squadron gaining experience on the full compliment of Avionics systems as fitted to the aircraft. Following this he completed 5 years of service as an instructor being responsible for Avionics training and course design. Finally moving to TDLs, primarily as a Link 16 engineer, he has extensive experience in Data collection, analysis and front line engineering support to the RAF, Royal Navy platforms and Army TDL systems. Since leaving the Service he continued in TDLs working within the company training team and on Problem Evaluation Services and UK support to the Joint International Configuration Review Board (JICRB) and MIDS International Review Board (MIRB) Link16 international conferences.