Iran is showing Israel and America its ability to defend territorial waters, interests and resources. Tehran prioritizes peace. Exercises reflect self-defense. They're not aggressive.
Military officials said drills continue over a one million square km area. Iran's territorial and open waters are included.
Iranian special forces and other military units practice defense. Territorial waters, ports, and coastlines are prioritized. Cyberattack simulations are involved.
Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari said:
"During one of the practices of the second day of the drills, aggressive forces launched a cyber attack against the computer network of defensive forces in order to infiltrate the network and hack information or spread viruses."
Successful defensive measures blocked it. Iran's "cyber defense group" specializes in monitoring and protecting naval force computer systems.
It detects "cyber infiltration and immediately takes necessary measures to counter them."
Iran's Passive Defense Organization held cyber maneuvers during last October's Passive Defense Week. It tested cyber infrastructure.
On December 31, AP/Reuters headlined "Iran test-fires upgraded missiles in naval drill near Strait of Hormuz," saying: