Free Online Training

Introduction to Tactical Data Link FREE Online Training Course

We would like to invite members of the Tactical Data Link (TDL) and wider Defence community to join for a free, introductory training session this summer.  The course will take place on 18th August 2022 and will be a virtual course, open to all.


This course will benefit personnel from all levels and across many programme functions, including project management, procurement, and also technical teams.


This foundation level online training introduces some of the principles and the theory behind TDLs and discusses the value of these techniques in military applications.  The course also examines some of the TDLs that have been used by NATO to support tactical operations during the last few decades.

Key Topics:

  • Why do we need TDLs?
  • What TDLs provide to us.
  • Components of a TDL.
  • What major TDLs are currently in use – followed by a brief description of each (Link 11, Link 16, Link 22, Variable Message Format).

This course is completely free to attend and as an entry level course, requires no pre-requisites in the subject matter.

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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.

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 Microsoft Teams software will be used to deliver online training.


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

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