Israel Perform Launch Test Of Rocket System

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  • 01:09 PM, July 18, 2013
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Israel recently tested its rocket propulsion system at a military base on the Mediterranean coast.

"This morning, Israel conducted a launching test from the Palmachim base of a rocket propulsion system," the Israeli defence ministry said in a brief statement.

"The scheduled test was pre-planned by Israel's ministry of defence and was carried out as expected," it said without elaborating.

The test appeared to be of a version of the Jericho ballistic missile with a range of at least 5,000 kilometres (3,100 miles), easily capable of hitting arch-foe Iran, according to reports.

Israel's Jericho ground-to-ground missile is believed to be capable of carrying a nuclear, chemical or biological warhead. Israel was last believed to have tested its propulsion system in November 2011.

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