Iran’s Navy has successfully test-fired state-of-the-art torpedoes by hitting and destroying targets on the fourth day of the ongoing Velayat 91 military exercises.
Senior Iranian commander Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari said on Monday that “following successful coastal defense and the retreat of the enemy’s vessels,” Iranian sub-surface vessels ambushed the mock enemy forces and destroyed them with advanced torpedoes.
The spokesman for the Velayat 91 naval drill also said Iran’s surface units chased the enemy’s vessels while launching heavy missile attacks against the hostile forces.
On Sunday, Rastegari said, “During one of the practices of the second day of the drills, hostile forces launched a cyber attack against the computer network of defensive forces in order to infiltrate the network and hack information or spread viruses.”
He also stated that the Navy’s cyber defense forces successfully detected and blocked the threat.
Iranian Navy’s “cyber defense group” is a specialized unit that monitors and protects the computer networks of the naval forces, Rastegari said, adding the unit detects “all cyber infiltration and immediately takes necessary measures to counter them.”
Iran’s Navy launched six-day naval maneuvers on December 28 in order to display the country’s capabilities to defend its maritime borders and maintain sustainable peace in the region.
“The specialized maritime maneuver, codenamed Velayat-91, will be held east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Sea of Oman and north of the Indian Ocean as far as the 18th parallel north,” Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said earlier.
Over the past few years, Iran has held several military maneuvers to enhance the defensive capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.