<aside> 📆 Release date: 04/04


<aside> 👾 Platform: ATAK



What’s new?

Operators using the Somewear ATAK-plugin (Android Tactical Awareness Kit), now have the ability to send/receive a CASEVAC (casualty evacuation) marker and report over the Somewear satellite network.

The large data packet (i.e. report) has been optimized so it can be delivered over the Short Burst Data (SBD) protocol, and our platform automatically prioritizes satellite transmissions to ensure network optimization, mitigate traffic congestion, and maintain real-time situational awareness.

Previously, this information could not be shared unless a high-bandwidth network was available, ultimately impacting the ability for medical teams to respond promptly and effectively.

The benefits:

✅ Share CASEVAC reports with teams and Command & Control elements operating beyond-line-of-sight

✅ Decrease response times

✅ Opens the door for optimizing similar large, informational data packets to reliably transmit over the satellite Short Burst Data protocol.

How to send a CASEVAC marker and report:

<aside> 📌 You must have the Somewear plugin installed on ATAK (ATAK version 4.2.1 or newer) to utilize the new feature. Users with civ.TAK can visit the Google Play Store to install the latest Somewear plugin and mil.TAK users must download it from tak.gov.


  1. From the ATAK tools menu (top right), select CASEVAC

    CASEVAC-step 1.png

  2. Select the location on the map to initiate the CASEVAC report (i.e. 9-line, ZMIST, and HLZ)

    CASEVAC-step 2.png

    <aside> 🚩 Populating a CASEVAC marker on the map interface does not auto-populate it across the network. The user should complete the necessary reports then broadcast it to the Somewear Workspace (explained below).


  3. Customize the name of the report and populate the 9-line, ZMIST, and HLZ form fields

    CASEVAC-step 3.png