Tactical Navigator (“TacNav”) is a mobile application tool for communications, operations, and outdoor planning--perfect for any military or outdoor enthusiast! Whether you want to save a training location or your best fishing spot, this app is for you.

Tactical Navigator comes with the following features:

Basic App Features

• Compass
• Day of Year & UTC Time always visible
• Add many locations to the map at the same time
• Coordinate systems: Degrees, DM.m, DMS, MGRS, and UTM
• Search by address or any coordinate format
• Elevation
• Current weather conditions and temperature
• Local and Military time
• Choice of Metric or Imperial measurement values

Enhanced Map Actions

• Distance & Direction
• ETA to a location
• Calculate a Satellite Look Angle
• Calculate an offset coordinate given distance & direction
• Trace a path
• Routes (great for land navigation)
• Calculate Area
• Add a radius around a location

Other Great Features

• Use MIL-STD-2525C symbology to change your location's icon
• Save notes to your saved locations
• Open Turn-by-Turn apps for driving directions with 3rd party apps (Apple Maps, Google Maps™, and Waze)
• Universal application for use on iPhone or iPad
• iCloud integration to sync across your devices and auto-backup your data
• Angle of Device (ex. to assist positioning a ground satellite)
• Share your data with other TacNav users via encrypted AirDrop™ or email
• Export your data to KML

Thank you for your support and using TacNav.
US Army Major Kevin Militello - Owner & Developer

• Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life
• TacNav is not endorsed by any government agency

What’s New

Version 2.6.0

- iOS 14 Support
- Enhanced iCloud syncing capability between devices
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Mic Shawn ,

Great potential

I actually use apps like this in the field and test their accuracy for ranging targets for precision engagements on tactical operations in the law enforcement arena. I look for map ruler features to range targets based on GPS locks. It's never perfect but it has been getting better for operational applications. Yes milling with a mildot master is great, but I like having several options. This app has become my new range buddy (with the pin dropping feature that provides distance) so I can test it out and so far I'm pleased with it. Odds are I won't take my phone out for navigation unless I want to check my routes in a RON to transfer to my map, but this app no doubt simplifies it. So far the only changes I'd like to see is to trash the digi homescreen background or switch to a multicam - or provide optional camo for fun. Also the light button would be awesome if it activated the iPhone 4's LED. I'll be testing the app more, but I definitely recommend it.

PTG-M5 ,

Great app! Please add support for custom overlays!

I’ve been using this app weekly since it first came out and it’s still best in class after all this time! I definitely recommend this app for anyone needing to plot points with MGRS coordinates and elevation data.

The only thing I find lacking is the ability to draw custom line/polygon overlays on top of the map to delineate airspace or other area boundaries (something similar to the routes feature, but with the waypoint markers hidden and locked so they can’t be accidentally moved).

Please keep up the great work!

idiocue ,

Solid but room for improvement

I’ve used this application for at least 7 years, it has been great but I believe it’s reached a critical static point. For years I recommended this application to cohorts and friends alike but I’ve ceased doing so for the following reasons. In my opinion, it would be a 5 star app I would again recommend to others if it had these items.

-Ability to download maps offline and store locally.

-Custom layover with geometric shapes and labeling.

-CarPlay Support.

These are two huge markets where this application lacks and I have to recommend ATAK or it’s civilian variant to others. I use ATAK currently however prior to that I used APASS and this application very frequently. But they fallen behind the power curve of relevancy.

App Privacy

The developer, Orange Clover LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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