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Israel’s Defense Ministry Officials Discuss Acquisition of Arms

A week-long meeting of Israeli Defense Ministry representatives in many parts of the world was concluded here today. The conference, it was reliably learned, was devoted chiefly to problems of purchasing arms and military equipment for Israel’s defense forces.

Interest centered here on the quick visit to Israel by Charles Adams, president of the Raytheon Corporation, the American firm from which Israel is slated to purchase the Hawk ground-to-air missiles. Mr. Adams stressed, during his 30-hour visit, that he was here on a “private” mission. Nevertheless, among the Israelis with whom he met were Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, who is also Minister of Defense, and Deputy Defense Minister Shimon Peres. Mr. Adams departed for the United States on Friday.