Tactical NAV

Tactical NAV

By AppDaddy Technologies

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2011-02-14
  • Current Version: 3.6.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 18.33 MB
  • Developer: AppDaddy Technologies
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 229 Ratings


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. FEATURES: - 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!!! MEDIA COVERAGE: 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. IMPORTANT NOTES: 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.



  • Sluggish.

    By Idiggraves
    An alright navigation application, feels sluggish even on my iPhone X. Not too happy about the $5 extra for drawing when it’s the first image in app preview.
  • Decent

    By The Heaberlins
    Why can’t u zoom in? From so far up it’s limited as to what you can see, makes plotting points inaccurate unless ur inputting a grid. Not a bad app, just lacking some stuff.
  • Best Navigation App

    By The Real Kim Jong Un
    As a soldier who has served in the Artillery branch as well as in Aviation this app is vey impressive. I have verified it’s accuracy against a DAGR and my personally owned GPS and it is spot on. Possibilities for this apps use are endless. Looking forward to using this app for Moose hunting in the mountains this fall!
  • Waste of money

    By insbjbh
    Description says it is an iPad app but it is just a blown-up iPhone interface. One of the few times I wish there was a way to get refunds from the AppStore because I just wasted eight bucks.
  • Almost perfect

    By commander nobb
    Great app, super intuitive and easy to use. I only have two complaints. One: it’s impossible to get distance in meters and target elevation in feet msl; it’s either metric or standard for both. Two: the app only supports portrait orientation. It would really help if we could flip our phone sideways and get a wider map to look at.
  • Great app!

    By cweselek
    Great app with necessary features! Definitely helpful. I see lots of potential for further features!
  • Great app

    By Nick 11B. go jazz
    This is a great app with even more potential than it already has. I have 56 months in country stacking bodies and this would be useful. Plus the draw add on is awesome. The developer John is responsive and if I can figure it out anyone can
  • One of a kind.

    By Not happy at all:(
    I deployed with them 1LT Springer when we were in Iraq with 2-320th Field Artillery Regiment. Little did I know he was the one who created this! I’ve used this for probably 4 years on numerous artillery training exercises and there’s just no comparison out there. This app was accurate and has replaced what I would normally use to plot grids and whatnot for fire missions. It’s that accurate. If this app could get offline maps, a CFF and 9-Line option, then Tactical NAV could replace almost anything we use throughout the Army. Nice job Captain Springer!
  • Very solid tactical app!

    By 82nd_Airborne
    As an infantryman, the ability to accurately plot my location and other locations is invaluable. I verified the app’s accuracy against my DAGR and a topological map, and TACNAV is spot on. If Jonathan (the creator) could get offline maps in Tactical NAV, then this app could replace everything we currently use. I’m looking forward to future updates, and it’s reassuring to know the creator is a former Army veteran too. Well done Captain!
  • Love this app!

    By Me2072
    I got this app about two weeks ago and wasn’t able to really use it in a practical setting until a recent training event. It worked exactly how I was expecting and more. It was extremely helpful to my planning process and to the success of the event. The imagery is extremely clear even on full zoom. Also Jonathan the creator has been able to help me with any questions or concerns I had while using the app! Couldn’t have asked for a better all around experience!