An iPhone app designed for use in combat has been developed by Captain Jonathan Springer, a U.S. soldier.

U.S. soldier, Captain Jonathan Springer, has contributed 26,000 dollars of his own money to launch an iPhone app for use in combat. Conceived by Springer, an artillery specialist stationed in eastern Afghanistan, Tactical Nav will help soldiers map, plot and photograph waypoints on a battleground as well as transmit coordinates to supporting units. The app’s main functions include a compass, camera and a gridded map that aids in accurately pinpointing exact locations down to a few feet. The information is then relayed to others soldiers linked into the app. Tactical Nav is also designed to be used to direct artillery fire or call in helicopter support for injured soldiers.

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