Paul Langdon, Senior Consultant at 3SDL to Chair Tactical Data Links 2012

By Defence Iq, PRNE
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

LONDON, November 30, 2011 -

Tactical Data Links continue to be the prime enabler for how modern network centric operations are waged today.  The increasing prevalence of new data link technologies, interoperability issues, on going complex coalition operations and changing spending patterns means there is a clear need to keep on top of the latest developments in the tactical data links’ domain.

Paul Langdon, Senior Consultant at 3SDL, will be chairing the Tactical Data Links 2012 conference being held in London between 23rd - 26th January 2012 which will discuss the information that the tactical data links community needs to confront an uncertain and multifaceted environment.  Speakers will discuss the current status of tactical data links with particular focus on:

  • How the highest levels of interoperability be achieved on both national and international levels
  • What the most effective ways to enhance situational awareness
  • How the warfighter’s ability to gain easier access to the most relevant data be strengthened

A podcast with Paul Langdon discussing systems testing, interoperability, management and his work with the likes of the Tornado F3 and Nimrod MRA4 is available to download from the event website:

Paul Langdon will be joined by a number of keynote speakers at Tactical Data Links 2012 including:

  • Cal Fleming, Deputy Division Chief, Tactical Data Links Enterprise Division, US Air Force Command and Control Integration Centre
  • Colonel Pompeo Piedimonte, Director of Command & Control Division, Italian MoD
  • Flight Lieutenant Sean Langrish, SO3, Joint Data Link Management Organisation, Royal Air Force
  • Tinus Delport, TDL Programme Manager, ARMSCOR - South African Defence Procurement Agency
  • Lieutenant Colonel Élvio Dutra, TDL Programme Manager, Brazilian Air Force

The full Tactical Data Links 2012 programme is available to download from the event website:

The Tactical Data Links 2012 event will bring together key military and government decision makers from across the world and provides an opportunity to interact with the UK and European military and industry tactical data links experts.


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