Tactical Nav is the iPhone app strongly rumored to have helped the US Navy Seals locate Bin Laden last week. Tactical Nav assists military personnel with mapping, plotting and photographing of waypoints on the battlefield by predominately using the Military Grid Reference (MGRS). The application itself was created by Army Capt. Jonathan Springer while he was deployed to Afghanistan,
This app is ideal for active duty & retired military personnel, outdoor enthusiasts, adventure travelers, hikers, hunters, and for those who are into Geocaching. Tactical NAV™ takes route tracking, location identification & communication, and waypoint plotting to the next level. This is the same type of location information as seen in Call of Duty: Black Ops™ and is currently used by the U.S. Military and NATO Armed Forces worldwide.
During an interview with website Appdebate, Jonathan Springer said ‘I have no way to confirm or deny if Tactical NAV was used during the mission – but, I am extremely proud to say that the hard work of our Armed Forces has finally paid off’.