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Link 16 Platforms: Mid-Life Update or Mid-Life Crisis? BU2 v JTRS  
Within the next 5 years existing Link 16 platforms need to modern...
Inzpire and Atheniem are awarded a Contract by the UK MOD Situational Awareness, Command and Control Delivery Team (SACC DT)  
The contract is to provide specialist operational and technical A...
Dexata UK launch of its Horus ISR Deep Analytics software on 23rd February 2017  
Dexata will be hosting the UK launch of its Horus ISR Deep Analyt...
Data Link Manager/Interface Control Officer (DLM/ICO) Training Down Under  
SyntheSys DLM/ICO training moved into the truly international are...
SAVE THE DATE: June 14 – 16, 2016  
Tactical Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the da...
CAOC Uedem Again Host SyntheSys Data Link Manager (DLM) /Interface Control Officer (ICO) Training Course in 2016 
We are delighted to announce that for the third consecutive year,...

IDLS2018 has been confirmed

The next symposium will take place in San Diego, CA from the 30/10/2018 - 01/11/2018.

Officers Club

To keep up to date with all of the latest updates, please visit the event website at www.IDLS2018.com.

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Top 10 Issues

Since Brigadier General Brundidge challenged the Society, at IDLS2010, to identify the top ten issues that would face the Data Links Community in the future. The Society has continued to track the top ten issues holding a number of workshops to make sure that the issues are still current and relevant. This has resulted in the creation of a forum on this site. The Society has identified 22 issues. You can join the debate by clicking here.

Click here to view the original top ten issues document.

General Brundidge

A Brief Overview

The International Data Links Society (IDLSoc) started in 2004, after delegates at the third International Data Links Symposium (IDLS) voted to create a Society.

It is a not-for-profit organization set up to represent the international data links community through individual, government and corporate memberships.

Its aims include

  • To provide a Government-Industry forum
  • To further interoperability
  • To further the effectiveness of digital information exchange
  • To create a framework of co-operation across nations

Quick Guides

Take a look at our latest JTIDS/MIDS - Link 16 Quick Guide

The Quick Guides are a set of Data Links guides, which give an overview of different forms of Data Links. The Society is looking to add to these guides.

To view the guides, please go to the Quick Guides page in the Publications area.

Membership Renewal

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