On January 17, 2023, IRINN TV (Iran) aired a report about the Martyr Shafiee Exercise held by the IRGC Navy in the Persian Gulf near Iran's Hormozgan and Bushehr provinces. The drill involved cruise missiles, combat drones, classified "smart unmanned underwater systems," amphibious assaults, and more. The report also featured footage from the drill. In addition, IRGC Navy Commander Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said: "We are using new tactics and military equipment to combat the enemy beyond our region."
News anchor: "The IRGC Navy held and exercise. Cruise missile systems, combat drones, and smart unmanned underwater systems were successfully tested in the Persian Gulf in Hormozgan and Bushehr provinces. The exercise also featured drones striking targets on land and at sea."
Reporter Hossein Ezhdehaei: "The details of the IRGC stealth drone and its missiles are classified. This year's IRGC Navy exercise was held in the Persian Gulf in the Bushehr and Hormozgan provinces."
IRGC commander: "Oh Fatima Al-Zahra!"
Ezhdehaei: "The IRGC commanders' goal was to defend the Iranian islands by means of crushing missile fire and advancing fire on the coast."
IRGC commander: "Allah Akbar! Khamenei is the Leader!"
Reporter: "The arrowheads of these attacks are the Nasr and Zaraf cruise missiles, which both have a range of 35 kilometers. For total destruction, Bavar drones and combat vessels struck predetermined targets."
Admiral Alireza Tangsiri: "Our military technology is designed and developed based on the threats and military activities of the enemy. We are using new tactics and military equipment to combat the enemy beyond our region."
Ezhdehaei: "Among these new weapons are smart underwater systems about which no information has been published. Amphibious assault and seizure of enemy vessels were also part of this exercise. The Navy's Basij conducted a show of force that included civilian vessels as the last part of this one-day exercise. Hossein Ezhdehaei, the Broadcasting Authority's news agency, Persian Guld, location of the Martyr Shafiee Exercise."