40 Largest Aerospace & Defense Stocks by Market Cap 2017

Below is a list of 40 of the largest listed aerospace & defense companies as of January 2017, alongside Boeing and Airbus.  As the biggest of these are American, I use the American spelling “defense” rather than the British spelling “defence”.

Like many late cold war kids, I was fascinated by supersonic military aircraft as a young boy, and have a special nostalgia for these top companies’ Soviet competitor Tupolev, owned by Russian listed but 80% state-owned company United Aircraft Corporation (MCX: UNAC), which didn’t make this list.

RIC Name  USD Market Cap (Millions)
BA Boeing Co  $96,877
UTX United Technologies Corp  $91,316
LMT Lockheed Martin Corp  $74,413
GD General Dynamics Corp  $53,455
AIR.PA Airbus Group SE  $51,501
RTN Raytheon Co  $43,072
NOC Northrop Grumman Corp  $41,466
SAF.PA Safran SA  $30,065
BAES.L BAE Systems PLC  $23,084
TCFP.PA Thales SA  $20,139
RR.L / RYCEY.PK Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC  $15,199
TXT Textron Inc  $13,591
TDG TransDigm Group Inc  $13,446
COL Rockwell Collins Inc  $12,152
LLL L-3 Communications Holdings Inc  $11,769
HII Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc  $8,896
LDOF.MI Leonardo Finmeccanica SpA  $8,136
SPR Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc  $7,258
STEG.SI Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd  $7,163
ZODC.PA Zodiac Aerospace SA  $6,721
BEAV.O B/E Aerospace Inc  $6,171
MTXGn.DE MTU Aero Engines AG  $6,030
600118.SS China Spacesat Co Ltd  $5,473
OA Orbital ATK Inc  $5,285
601718.SS Jihua Group Corp Ltd  $5,209
CAE CAE Inc  $5,053
HEI HEICO Corp  $4,842
HXL Hexcel Corp  $4,778
600372.SS China Avionics Systems Co Ltd  $4,736
CW Curtiss-Wright Corp  $4,356
ESLT.O Elbit Systems Ltd  $4,333
MGGT.L Meggitt PLC  $4,305
600038.SS Avicopter PLC  $4,140
2357.HK AviChina Industry & Technology Co Ltd  $4,108
BWXT.K BWX Technologies Inc  $3,892
BBDb.TO Bombardier Inc  $3,884
ERJ Embraer SA  $3,687
COB.L Cobham PLC  $3,424
600879.SS China Aerospace Times Electronics Co Ltd  $2,853
600435.SS North Navigation Control Technology Co Ltd  $2,817