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Tactical NAV Smartphone App Directs UAV - Thwarts Taliban Attack

Tactical NAV Smartphone App Directs UAV – Thwarts Taliban Attack

A private contractor came under insurgent fire last month while stationed at a base near Kabul, Afghanistan. Using only his iPhone and Tactical NAV, he was able to quickly relay the coordinates of his position to the International Security Assistance Force tactical operations center for help. An unmanned aerial vehicle was dispatched to his location and the insurgent attack was thwarted. Tactical NAV 2.0 assists troops in mapping, plotting and photographing waypoints on the battlefield and more.

Tactical NAV iPhone app used to help destroy Taliban fighting position

Tactical NAV iPhone app used to help destroy Taliban fighting position

Kunar Province, Afghanistan – Tactical NAV, a military-grade iPhone app created by U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan J. Springer, a battalion fire support officer with the 101st Airborne Division, has successfully been used in combat to help destroy a Taliban fighting position in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province near the Pakistan border.
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