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Tactical NAV - GPS Navigation App For Military and First Responders

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Created by a U.S. Army soldier, Tactical NAV is a GPS navigation 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 in Version 3.5.2

* Fixed performance issue on iPhone 4 and 4S
* Fixed Trailing 0 issue on GTG screen
* Misc. tweaks

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Customer Reviews

Amazing App!!!

I got the opportunity to use this app on a training exercise and saw the potential for its application in the military. It is an amazing tool that can quickly replace current digital tactical devices/programs. The drawing tool I used allowed me to draw basic military graphics and place some unit icons on the map. It also allowed me to gauge distances between me and other known points. It was extremely accurate with pinpointing my location to within 3 meters. The potential for this app in a future digital Army is virtually limitless! Platoon leaders can conduct briefings on their iPhones and share the graphics with their squad leaders. This can also have applications in paintball matches or Airsoft wars, or just the basic hunter/trekker uses as well. Great app and I look forward to using it in the future over and over again!

Still a stellar app!

After over a year of use, this app still comes in handy for a variety of different things that I do (Deer hunting, hiking, camping, etc.). I just emailed the developer about when an update was coming out, and he got back to me with 20 minutes! I've never had a developer of an app get back to me in less than a day, let alone 20 minutes. Still a superb application for all things relating to navigation, and the customer service really is top notch.

For $5.99, you can find other apps that do similar things, but I still love the ease of use of TACNAV and what it offers to users like me. 5-stars all the way!!!

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.

Tactical NAV - GPS Navigation App For Military and First Responders
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  • $6.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.5.2
  • Size: 15.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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