Tactical NAV was created by a U.S. Army Field Artillery officer who was deployed to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). 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 of hundreds of billions of dollars.
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)
- Navigation mode
- Scalable gridlines with grid designators
- 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
- Tested in combat to ensure utmost accuracy and reliability
- 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.
- Numerous bug and stability fixes
- Fixed drawing mode deletion issue
- Tweaked text-layout problem for smaller iPhones
Ratings and Reviews
City use / Hiking uses
This app isn’t just deployable to war zones! I am a prior Army Sergeant who loves to go out into the wild and I don’t always grab my Garmin but I always have my phone! With this app I can feel at ease knowing I have the technology to find my way out of the thick of it if I get turned around! The map is as easy to view as those such as google and maps by Apple. If you are in city limits there is even store names and very detailed mapping of the area streets and side alleys!
On the military side of this, the owner takes the lives of Soldiers very serious and created this to ensure those lobbing rounds down range had the best tool available to ensure call for fire was as accurate as possible to ensure the lives lost were the intended targets and to ensure those who called it in got the protection they needed! He didn’t create this app just for a dollar sign, he would put the lives saved and protected by the accuracy of his app over any amount of money, that’s the kind of guy who is putting his life into this!
“What is the sound of artillery”
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.
I had the tigr system in 2014 when it came out in CCO 1-327. That system was very helpful and made marking and planning a breeze. After trying tactical NAV I’m a little bias toward it now. It’s user friendly design makes it easy for the private all the way up the chain of command. I would trust this app on the battlefield and during training more than what’s out now.
I’ve tried several apps when it comes to Military use and use in my hobbies such as hunting and fishing. I have been able to mark way points on big bodies of water and rivers and it takes me right back to them each time. Great app and well worth it!
Developer Response ,
Thanks SteelRain for the great review. Glad you like the app and are using it in a variety of different ways!
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- 41.8 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2010 - 2019, Tactical NAV, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Drawing Mode $5.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.