The Universal Link System: Ensuring Sovereign Data Links in the Asia Pacific

In times when network-centric operations are critical for military success, SCYTALYS’ Universal Link System (ULS) appears as a groundbreaking solution, particularly significant for the Asia Pacific region. With the increasing need for nations to maintain sovereignty over their data links while ensuring interoperability with NATO and other allies, ULS offers a versatile, modular, and scalable platform that meets these demands.

Key Features of ULS

  • Comprehensive Integration: ULS supports a wide array of data links, including NATO/ MIL-Std standards such as Link 16, Link 22, and Link 11. This flexibility enables seamless integration across naval, ground, and airborne platforms providing forwarding capability between different data links.
  • Customizable and Sovereign Solutions: ULS provides an ideal solution for national data link implementations utilizing Λ-Link (Lamda Link), the proprietary Tactical Data Link for Non-NATO users. This ensures countries can develop their own secure and sovereign data links while maintaining interoperability with existing systems. 
  • Force Multiplier: ULS enhances situational awareness and manages tactical assets efficiently on a global scale. Its robust design and advanced data-forwarding capabilities make it a reliable force multiplier.
  • Future-proof with Open System Architecture: The open, modular architecture of ULS facilitates easy expansion and integration with future systems and is adaptable for Airborne, Surface, and Land applications.

Importance for the Asia Pacific Region

The Asia Pacific region faces diverse security challenges requiring robust, sovereign defense capabilities. The strategic advantages provided by SCYTALYSUniversal Link System (ULS) provide strategic advantages, positioning it as an essential tool for nations looking to fortify their defense infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region. With the evolving geopolitical landscape and challenges, the importance of maintaining a high level of situational awareness and interoperability is paramount.

By integrating data from various platforms, ULS helps generate a comprehensive Common Tactical Picture (CTP), crucial for national defense. It ensures countries can maintain their sovereign data links while operating seamlessly with NATO or other allied forces, enhancing joint operations and coalition efforts.

Indonesian System Interoperability Kodal Project, a Success Story

SCYTALYS has a long history of successful deployments worldwide, with installations in more than14 countries underscoring the trust and reliability that armed forces place in SCYTALYS products.

The successful completion of the System Interoperability Kodal (SIK) project in Indonesia exemplifies SCYTALYS’s capabilities. This project delivered a state-of-the-art Command and Control Centre and established an Interoperability Framework for the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI). This included the Indonesian National Data Link (INDL) standard, enabling seamless data exchange among the Army, Navy, Airforce, and Air-defense headquarters.

The SIK project highlights ULS’s reliability and effectiveness, emphasizing the importance of customized, sovereign data link solutions for national security. By providing a custom-made solution tailored to the specific needs of the TNI, SCYTALYS demonstrates its commitment to empowering nations with advanced defense technologies.

Embracing the Future

SCYTALYS remains dedicated to innovation and excellence. The Universal Link System embodies this commitment, offering a versatile, reliable, and forward-thinking solution that addresses the complexities of modern warfare.

ULS not only enhances operational capabilities but also ensures that nations can maintain their sovereignty and interoperability in an increasingly complex global defense environment. With SCYTALYS’ proven track record and dedication to cutting-edge technology, our customers can look forward to operating efficiently as a network-centric armed forces.

Mission Information & Management System (MIMS) Command and Control solution for Air, Naval, and Land deployments.

The company also offers another key solution with the MIMS suite, an in-house designed and developed product family. The Suite enhances Situational Awareness for effective decision-making and advanced, real-time Command and Control between the commanding units and the on-scene assets. Different implementations allow the adaptation of the MIMS suite in different operational environments for performing a variety of missions. The MIMS system can be a true force multiplier in the air, land, and naval domains supporting joint multi-domain operations, through the integration and management of sensors and communications subsystems.

Contact SCYTALYS for the latest in Network Centric Operations and investigate ways to Integrate your multitude of DataLinks.


SCYTALYS SA is a leading Defense Software Development and Integration company, founded in 1993 in Greece, specializing in design, development, installation, and testing. Scytalys employs 110 people, most of whom are engineers and experts in their field. It has offices across 3 international regions (Greece, USA, Singapore) to serve its customers in 14 countries worldwide. SCYTALYS is part of EFA GROUP: a group of companies in the fields of Aerospace, Security, Defense, and Industrial Cooperation with a solid international presence.

Contact us: Alvin Lin, Business Development Director APAC [email protected]

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