Tactical NAV was created by a U.S. Army field artillery officer who was deployed to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division. While deployed, he saw a need for an MGRS-focused smartphone application that every Soldier and service-member in the world could utilize -- something the Department of Defense wasn't taking advantage of despite their massive budget.
The original intent behind the app was to create a low-cost, accurate, and effective mobile navigational solution for military service-members that was built for accuracy. It allows users to pinpoint their location with precision accuracy, and acquire an MGRS/UTM/BNG/LAT-LONG coordinate to any location, anywhere in the world. Its performance is on par with the AN/PSN 13 Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) and has been tested and used in combat. It has also been evaluated against other software systems the DOD uses such as CPOF, BFT, and other targeting solutions the Pentagon utilizes for target acquisition.
- 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 data displayed in real-time and photo stamping capability
- One-button night mode function for low-light situations
- "Go to Grid" option for pinpoint planning and drawing of overlays
- And much more!!!
Featured in the Army Times, BBC, CNN, CBS News, FOXNEWS, MSNBC, the DailyMail, the NY Times, and many more!
Bottom line, Tactical NAV puts the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS), the British National Grid (BNG), Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM), and the United States National Grid (USNG) at your disposal. Yes, you can now finally access the same resources used by the U.S. military and NATO armed forces. And it's just as accurate as anything the U.S. government and NATO uses today.
Soldiers and service-members will appreciate how TACNAV can help them 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 coordinate data and take advantage of the camera mode for real-time and photo stamping capabilities, and build overlays for mission planning, too.
Everything you need is here, and has been extensively tested for accuracy in the remote mountains of Kunar Province, Afghanistan, during combat operations. Tactical NAV is on par with many of the GPS devices used by Soldiers and service-members today, and is just as accurate as devices (referencing the DAGR) costing thousands of dollars.
Do yourself a favor. Download Tactical NAV now and put a portable, military-quality tactical-navigation software solution to work for you.
Tactical NAV is not endorsed by the Department of Defense nor should it be used in combat situations in place of a government issued device.
- Stability improvements
- Bug fixes
- iPhone X updates
- Minor UI tweaks
- App Preview Inclusion
Ratings and Reviews
Best Tactical app hands down
First off, I personally know the developer, who I served along side with in the military, and would never put out anything substandard. This app has been tested and actually used in real combat all around the world by different militaries not only the US. If you are looking for anything tactical, this is the app for you. If would like something added or change, email the developer and he will do everything to make it happen. There are other apps out there that do the same, but this was made by a combat veteran for combat applications. For the price of a few tacos, you can upgrade your phone to a combat targeting platform. Try it out, you won’t be sorry.
Very impressive with unlimited potential.
Having worked in the combat arms community for many years now, as well as training the next generation, I can say this program is needed and has potential to help many service members conduct anything from land navigation, to fire support planning. The creator is reaching out to service members every day asking how to improve the program, so it can better assist them down range. I’ve tested this app anywhere from desert to jungle, and it continues to perform. Excited to see what else is in store for this exciting application.
Essential Tool for Military and Law Enforcement
This app is an excellent tool for any law enforcement or military professional looking for a tactical advantage in any operation. The app is very intuitive and provides excellent tools for plotting waypoints and marking distinctive points of interest (ie. enemy positions). I particularly like the drawing feature which provides any number of useful applications like marking fields of fires, routes to waypoints, or interactive after action reviews. It is a must have for any leader looking to maintain tactical advantage and utilizes a platform almost everyone already possesses. Five star a must have!
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- 19.2 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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- In-App Purchases
- Drawing Mode $5.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.