World speed record (7.192 knots)
First position for the use of composite
& NEW MATERIALS
The Omer 4 submarine was designed and manufactured during the period from 2000 to 2001. It was used in competition until 2002. Omer 4 is a single propeller submarine.
Omer 4 was the first submarine to be fitted with an electric steering system. The orders made by the pilot are sent to an on-board computer. The latter controls several electric motors operating the steering fins. In addition, the variable pitch adjustment is also made electric. In addition to these improvements, the choice of hull manufacturing materials is different. The hull of the submarine is made of carbon fibers with a core of high density foam.
The fastest speed achieved by Omer 4 was 7,192 knots. This speed was recorded in Bethesda, Maryland in the United States during the 6th international submarine race in 2001. This speed was a world record for single propeller submarines, until his successor Omer 8 dethroned him.
WHERE IS IT NOW?
Omer 4 is now retired and exposed at the École Nationale d'Aérotechnique (ÉNA).