Israel on Friday conducted a rocket engine test that was reported by local news organizations to likely be for one of its Jericho ballistic missiles, Agence France-Presse reported.
"This morning, Israel conducted a launching test from the Palmachim base of a rocket propulsion system," the Israeli Defense Ministry announced in a released statement.
The intermediate-range Jericho missile can hit targets as far away as 3,100 miles, which brings Iran well within striking distance.
The ground-to-ground missile is thought to have the ability to be fitted with a biological, chemical or nuclear warhead, according to the AFP report. The last test of the missile's motor is believed to have taken place in November 2011.