Tactical NAV

Tactical NAV

By Tactical NAV LLC

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2011-02-14
  • Current Version: 3.8.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 32.02 MB
  • Developer: Tactical NAV LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 12.4+
Score: 4.38
From 215 Ratings


BACKGROUND: Built from the ground up in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan, Tactical NAV comes from the mind of a U.S. Army Field Artillery officer who had a vision of creating a low-cost and extremely accurate mobile-targeting platform built specifically for U.S. military warfighters. Tactical NAV’s journey began when two Soldiers were killed in the notorious Pech River Valley of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan J. Springer, a Fire Support Officer and JTAC with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), who was on his third combat deployment, began developing the tactical platform following the memorial services for Spc. Blair D. Thompson and Spc. Jared C. Plunk, who were killed in action on June 25, 2010. After pitching the idea and being turned away by the Department of Defense, Springer remained resolute in his mission to continue building Tactical NAV in order to make a difference for other Soldiers and honor the men who were killed in battle. He ended up using his life savings to continue moving forward with the Tactical NAV project, all with the ultimate hope of saving U.S. military lives and helping his fellow service members accomplish their mission at home and abroad. Tactical NAV officially launched on the App Store in February of 2011. MISSION: Tactical NAV’s mission is to provide U.S. military warfighters a low-cost, extremely accurate, and exceedingly powerful mobile tactical navigational solution. VISION: Our vision is to assist and support our nation’s warfighters with their mobile navigational needs and further enable them to fight and win in the Multi-Domain Operational (MDO) battlespace. BUILT FOR ACCURACY: Tactical NAV's performance is on par with the AN/PSN 13 Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR), and the application has been used to accurately and safely deliver conventional and precision-guided munitions (PGM) onto enemy targets in support of combat operations. BOTTOM LINE: Purpose-built by warfighters and created to save U.S. military lives, Tactical NAV was the first MGRS-focused military app on the App Store and has proven to be effective in combat and training environments. Tactical NAV has been successfully evaluated against other targeting devices and software platforms such as JCR, BFT, JBC-P, Nett Warrior, and ATAK. Its accuracy is within 1 to 3 meters of these "officially approved" systems issued by the Department of Defense. IAPs & SUBSCRIPTIONS: Tactical NAV contains in-app purchases (IAPs) and subscriptions. Currently, tactical drawing mode is available as an in-app purchase, and offline mapping is also available to users as either a monthly or yearly subscription. All revenue generated from these features goes towards further developmental coding and updates, and a portion of all proceeds are donated to charities that specifically benefit disabled veterans. FEATURES: • A military-quality precision targeting platform • Purpose-built for the individual warfighter • Offline mapping capabilities (full usage of the TACNAV platform with no emission of a cellular signal) • WGS 84 standard (MGRS, UTM, BNG, and USNG coordinates) • Tactical drawing mode (useful for Joint Fires planning, creating overlays, route planning) • Waypoint plotting functionality with military graphics (per ADP 1-02) • Compass “FastLock” function for capturing quick azimuths • Snap and save photographs onto the main map for intelligence purposes and AARs • Location, waypoint, and photo sharing capabilities (via email and text) • One-button night mode function for low-light situations • "Go to Grid" option for smart pinpoint planning and drawing of overlays • Created and tested in combat to ensure utmost accuracy and reliability • iOS native code built for austere and contested environments • And so much more!!! IMPORTANT NOTES: The Department of Defense does not endorse Tactical NAV, nor should it be used in combat situations in place of a government-issued device.


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Yo CPT Springer, great TAC app!!! I love what you’re doing here and the updates you’ve included in TAC-NAV over the years have been superb. This app is in a league of its own!!! 🙌🏻
By Glenn_Jackyl03

Question from a combat engineer

How do you search a grid on this app?
By pancake1312

🇺🇸 Awesome 🇺🇸

Probably the coolest developer I’ve ever communicated with. Very down to earth and insanely helpful. The past few updates have been amazing, and TACNAV just keeps getting better and better. Thank you for listening to my feedback, Sir!!!
By da_tribalchief

True force multiplier

I have been using this app for nearly a decade and I can't express how useful it's been. I have used it as one of my trusted tools while controlling aircraft and employing CAS while in training environments all over the US when I was a SOF Fire Support Officer. Even outside of training, it helps with planning efforts, determining suitable mission command nodes and even with mounted/dismounted land navigation. I can only imagine how much more the app will do!
By Really6373

Excellent Targeting Reference Tool!

For on the go geographic reference and situational awareness, there is no other app that compares. The imagery’s always up to date (matching what you see on the ground) and ACCURATE! As a career Joint Terminal Attack Controller Instructor/Evaluator and operator there is no other tool that I will ever use to conduct JTAC training. Thanks for the APP!
By bombslinga


I don't leave a lot of reviews, and I am pretty skeptical of other app reviews that i read, but this is hands down the best tactical military app available today. I really cant recommend this app enough!!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
By Motrin800

Updated review - still great!!!

Hello Sir, I wanted to update my review and tell you that your app is still working phenomenally. The updates you’ve released since my last review have been great. FYI, I’m really looking forward to the troop tracking feature when it comes out. Also, is there any way you can add a zoom in/out button on the main map so I can easily zoom in on a location without using two fingers to do so? That would be very helpful to me because it would keep the crosshairs stationary on the map instead of moving around when zooming in/out. Thank you, Sir!!!
By Nate&Julie77

Tac Nav is a keeper…

Man, Ive used Tactical Nav for years serving in the military. Ive utilized this app on deployments to Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and its been used at home during training. Tac Nav is always an app i can depend on, it’s dead accurate, and the features that have been added to it over the years have been awesome. Like other reviewers have said, Tactical Nav can use a horizontal option, but Ive emailed the devs about it and they responded back to me the same day and told me that they’re working on it. So thanks for the great customer service guys, and for the support and work you put into the app. Offline maps is a game changer, IMO. Its been the biggest feature that me and my guys use when we operate in areas where there’s no signal. It also helps with OPSEC because we can completely use the app while it’s in Airplane mode. To the developers: Please keep up the great work with Tactical Nav and continue pushing ahead with the updates. This app has really been a life saver for me and my guys when we’ve needed it. Highly recommended. Always forward!
By Potato-Demon

Tactical perfection

This is app is just about perfect. Well worth the money. 🤟
By FA1775

Ridiculously useful app

Tactical NAV is ridiculously useful. It offers a significant number of features that are very beneficial to me and my fellow Marines in the field. This app works flawlessly.
By Kenny_Omegaman_X

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