iPhone App Tactical NAV Plays Major Role in bin Laden Killing!

May 6, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Osama bin Laden is dead and gone. Bin Laden was shot in the head by an elite crew of the American forces during a raid on Monday in Pakistan. Ever wondered what role technology has played in the killing? We hear an iPhone application may have been used to locate the most wanted terrorist.

The iPhone application “Tactical NAV” could have helped soldiers in mapping, plotting and photographing vantage points on the battlefield. The application uses a Military Grid Reference and works like a war-time location-based service, by conveying coordinates to supporting units. Folks at Appdebate have quoted US Army Capt. Jonathan Springer as saying:

“ I have no way to confirm or deny if Tactical NAV was used during this mission – but, I am extremely happy and proud to say that the hard work of our Armed Forces has finally paid off.”

If your senses are urging you to check the application up, it’s currently available in the iTunes’s App Store for $5.99. It would run on either an iPhone or an iPod. The only demands are that you require an OS 4.2 or later and 5.1 MB memory space. Go online and download the application right away and check out the precision with which the application works. It’s not child’s play anymore!

This is a wake-up call to all those people who have been underestimating the power of technology. Earlier we had discussed how Twitter broke the whole manhunt story in real time. Now, we are left to mesmerize about what a tiny application is capable of doing. What are your views on this? Please don’t hesitate to jot them down in the comments space provided below.

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