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Created by a U.S. Army soldier while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Tactical NAV is a quality GPS navigational app built specifically for military personnel, first responders, search and rescue and law enforcement.

Tactical NAV is an indispensable tool that enables users to map and plot waypoints and military graphics with pinpoint accuracy. Users can share location and waypoint information with each other using email, text and Facebook using encrypted security, and even take photographs stamped with GPS coordinates, which are stored in the phone’s memory which can be shared at a later date.


- Military quality GPS tactical navigation system
- WGS 84 standard and includes MGRS, UTM, BNG and USNG
- Sandtable drawing mode (In app purchase)
- Tested in combat to ensure utmost accuracy and reliability
- 1:50,000 map scale overlay (1km by 1km grid squares)
- Waypoint plotting functionality with military graphics
- Location and waypoint sharing via email, text and Facebook with other users
- Compass “FastLock” function for capturing quick azimuths
- Quickly swipe between various types of coordinate and location data
- Camera mode with heads-up data displayed in real-time and photo stamping functionality
- One-button night mode function for low-light situations
- "Go to Grid" option for pinpoint planning
- And much more!!!



"Unbelievable accuracy for a device that only costs a handful of dollars. Good to know a fellow soldier has our back with this application!”
- Neil, USA


"I’ve used this in the field and overseas. It does what it says and this update puts it above the rest. I can’t believe I’m using my phone to do some of the same things I used to do with expensive government devices.”
- Intel Guy, USAF

Whether you’re on active duty, out there putting your life on the line for your country, or you brave the wilds as an adventurer, hunter, hiker or camper. In any of these situations, it’s important to have the right tools with you to keep you on target and safe.

Thanks to Tactical NAV, you can have everything you need for navigating anywhere, all in one handy application on your iPhone.

Bottom line, TACNAV puts the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS), the British National Grid (BNG), Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) and the United States National Grid (USNG) in the palm of your hands. Yes, you can now finally access the same resources used by the US military and NATO armed forces worldwide.

Soldiers will appreciate how Tactical NAV can help in the field. Map, plot, photograph, and share navigational points with other users. Find your way back to an observation post, employ the night mode function for easier viewing in the dark and switch quickly between different types of data and take advantage of the camera mode for real-time and photo stamping ability.

The possibilities are endless and everything you need is here and has been extensively tested for accuracy in the remote mountains of Afghanistan (Kunar Province) during combat operations with the 101st Airborne Division. Tactical NAV is on par with many of the GPS devices used by soldiers today and just as accurate as devices costing thousands of dollars.

Although Tactical NAV is combat tested and military grade, it works great for civilians, too. Are you an adventure traveler? Like to hike, camp or hunt? Track your route or save waypoints so you can retrace your steps, easily find your way back to your vehicle or campsite and never worry about getting lost again. It’s just that easy!

Do yourself a favor. Download Tactical NAV now and put a portable, military quality tactical navigation system to work for you.

Tactical NAV is not endorsed by the U.S. Army or the Department of Defense.

What's New

Version 3.6.1

- Updated for iOS 11
- Bug and stability fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5

22 Ratings

22 Ratings


Ian Carver

There's nothing more frustrating then spending your money on a product that is hyped up as being a top notch item, only to find it doesn't work like it says it does. In this case, the app will not give me exact locations utilizing UTM coordinates. Instead it simply puts me in the corner of both east/north grids. I tried everything else to get it to work, but no luck.

Even more frustrating is sending questions for help to the support address via the app and email and being told the app support is no longer in effect and my emails go unanswered. This was supposed to be used for rural operations at work, but instead I got to spend money on a junk app that doesn't work and no support.

There are better apps out there, I am sure of it. Don't buy this ripoff.

Developer Response


I'm sorry you were disappointed with the app. I'm unsure of the issues you are having, and I've tried replicating things on my end and am having no problems, but maybe I don't understand what is going on exactly.

Also, really sorry you haven't been able to reach me, but please feel free to contact me at my personal address at "jonathan.j.springer@gmail.com" and I'll do my best to get back to you immediately.

Thanks for the honest feedback and take care.


Where's the promised app update


The app has great potential. We were promised an update over a year ago from the developer. The update was supposed to include the ability to plot routes via distance and direction from any given chosen point the navigator chose.
Never happened.
As a tactician it needs to have the ability to plot maneuverability and give simple "x" your here, you need to go to "y" but maybe "z" to "y" is a better tactical option in your planning phase.
Currently.. you can't get there from here!
Needs that update as promised. However I believe they have abandoned ship!

Best App of its kind on the Market


This App is Amazing in One word. Not only has it already saved military members lives, but it makes firing artillery from a cell phone and not a thousand dollar piece of crap that barley worked. Also I have found this VERY helpful in other aspects of life. I also use it to help with my outdoor activities. All in all I couldn't be happier.


AppDaddy Technologies
19.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 - 2017, Tactical NAV
In-App Purchases
  1. Drawing Mode $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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