Society History

The International Data Links Society was born out of the International Data Links Symposium.

At the third symposium the executive organising committee of the symposium proposed to delegates that a not-for-profit organisation that could represent the international data links community through individual, government and corporate membership should be set up and that IDLS should sit within it. Delegates voted unanimously voted for the creation of the Society.

The Society's Main Aims

  • To provide a Government-Industry forum
  • To inform each other of accomplishments and trends in military and civil datalink technology
  • To further the effectiveness of digital information exchange
  • To create a framework of co-operation across nations
  • To further interoperability
  • The standardisation of data link terminology
  • The identification and promotion of key issues relating to the successful application of data links worldwide

The Society's Goals are:

  • To organise the annual International Data Links Symposium and publish the Society journal.
  • To provide members with the benefit from the Society resources, events and contacts.
  • To invite individuals to apply for membership of the Society, either online, or by contacting the Society Secretariat for joining instructions and advice.

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