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SS-19 ICBM System Elimination

Prior year funding assisted the Government of Ukraine (GOU) in the return of all nuclear warheads to Russia by the close of 1996 and in the elimination the SS-19 Weapon System, including: 130 missile launch silos, 13 launch control centers, 2 training silos, 111 previously deployed missiles, 111 missile transport and launch canisters, the Aggregate Instrument Blocks from an additional 22 missiles, and 8 non-deployed missiles.

The Strategic Nuclear Arms Elimination (SNAE) Implementing Agreement, as amended. Annex C, as amended, that specified the equipment to be provided to Ukraine to assist in the elimination the SS-19 ICBMs was the basis for the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy cable authorizing US assistance in the elimination of an additional 32 SS-19s that had not been deployed, along with SS-18 components, SS-17s, and associated pyrotechnics. While a task order had been established to complete this project, the GOU submitted a cable requesting project execution be postponed pending the possible sale of up to 29 SS-19s to the Russian Federation (RF).

The remaining aspect of the Non-deployed ICBM Elimination project was executed through a task order under the Cooperative Threat Reduction Integrating Contract (CTRIC) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) cost plus fixed fee (CPFF) contract, DTRA01-01-D-0012 in the 3rd quarter of FY 2002 to eliminate and scrap the remaining missiles and pyrotechnics. In the 1st quarter of FY 2003, the GOU initiate a cable requesting the project be postponed until the 2nd quarter of FY 2003 pending a possible sale of all or some of the SS-19 missiles to the RF.

The budget for this portion of the SNAE(U) program is based on a cost estimate from previous experience eliminating the deployed SS-19 ICBMs in Ukraine at the same location at which this work will be done.

Although there are a relatively small number of non-deployed ICBMs to be eliminated, the timetable is being extended due to the latest GOU attempt to sell the missiles after a task order had been executed to complete the work.

Although there are a relatively small number of non-deployed ICBMs to be eliminated, the timetable is being extended due to the latest GOU attempt to sell the missiles after a task order had been executed to complete the work.




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