Since 2003 SSAU implements the Disposal Program for 5 000 tons of solid rocket propellant from intercontinental ballistic missiles SS-24 (Skalpel) deployed on service duty in Ukraine and dismantled under the 1991 Treaty between USSR and USA on Strategic Arms Reduction (START II).
The purpose of the Program is to create a production facilities and completion of works on the disposal of solid rocket propellant, contained in loaded engine cases of the intercontinental ballistic missiles SS-24, as well as disposal of empty engine shells.
In 2013 the «Pavlograd Chemical Plant» SE disposed 378 tons of solid rocket propellant within the Program.
The industries of SSAU disposed 73 of 163 engines (over 44%) in total. 1262 Tons of solid propellant and 73 loaded rocket engine cases which caused the greatest storage danger have been extracted and processed into commercial explosives.
Safe storage of 3.7 thousand tons of solid propellant has been provided.
Construction of the empty engine shells disposal facility has been completed under support of the U.S. Department of Defense.
On May 16, 2012, the Pavlograd Chemical Plant completed works on removal and disposal of solid rocket propellant from motor cases of the third stage of SS-24 missiles in the framework of the National Program for disposal of solid rocket propellant from intercontinental ballistic missiles SS-24.
In 2012, 299 tons of solid rocket propellant from 17 engines of the third stage have been extracted and disposed.
The works on construction of industrial facilities for the disposal of solid rocket propellant and empty motor cases of the first and second stages of intercontinental ballistic missile SS-24 were continued. A safe storage of 4.3 tonnes of solid rocket propellant has been ensured.