April 2, 2011 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] 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.
As troops were patrolling along a main supply route leading to a U.S. base, soldiers in the convoy came under heavy machine-gun fire from an enemy fighting position nearby. While troops were in contact, a call for fire was initiated by the forward observer on the ground, and Tactical NAV was used to help direct 120-mm mortar rounds onto the Taliban fighting position. After the mortar rounds were observed impacting safely onto the Taliban's position, all enemy contact ceased. No U.S. troops were wounded during the attack, and the mounted patrol was able to return to base following the completion of their mission.
"This is exactly why I created Tactical NAV," said Springer, who is still deployed to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne. "I set out to create an inexpensive and accurate tool for the Warfighter engaged in the fight, and I'm happy to report that it works as described."
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 5.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Tactical NAV 1.1 has been on sale since February for only $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category.
Started in 2010, AppDaddy Technologies was founded by Captain Jonathan J. Springer during his deployment to the Pech River Valley, Afghanistan. Springer believes integrity, character, and honesty are the core foundations for a successful business, and those traits are infused in everything the company does and will continue to do. Springer serves as the company's Executive Chairman, and has served in the U.S. Army for eight years and has deployed three times in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Copyright (C) 2011 AppDaddy Technologies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.