UPDATE 1-Northrop sees TRW buy boosting '03 sales to $26 bln


(Recasts, adds details and stock activity) LOS ANGELES, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. on Thursday said its acquisition of TRW Inc. would boost its 2003 sales to as much as $26 billion. Shares of both Northrop, the world's largest shipbuilder, and TRW, a defense and auto parts company, were up about 5 percent in afternoon trade. Last month Northrop forecast 2003 sales of $19 billion to $19.5 billion excluding TRW. "Sales will be growing quite a bit more ...

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