The U.S. Navy said on Aug. 18 that it awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $19.5 million contract for electronics that protect ships from missiles.

Some 15 percent of the work will be done in San Diego.

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) bases its advanced information systems unit in Fairfax, Va. Other project work will be done in Thousand Oaks and Pittsfield, Mass. Work under the contract is expected to be completed by September 2016.

The contract calls for 15 block 1B3 Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program systems and associated data. The deal was not put up for competitive bid, the government said, because it could not identify a competing company to satisfy its requirements. The Naval Sea Systems Command of Washington, D.C., awarded the deal.