Oceanbotics, a Southern California-based company, is dedicated to designing and manufacturing user-friendly professional underwater drones. Our mission is to simplify and broaden access to ocean exploration for all.

At Oceanbotics, we redefine possibilities beneath the waves. Since our inception in June 2017, we’ve led the charge in crafting user-friendly, agile, and dependable professional underwater drones (ROVs). Our journey began when our CEO and founder, Robert Jechart, recognized a need for ROVs that mirrored the ease and versatility of aerial drones.

Fueled by a vision to revolutionize underwater exploration, Robert embarked on a mission to develop next-generation ROVs. The result? The SRV-8, is a game-changer in the field, boasting unparalleled maneuverability and simplicity. From law enforcement to scientific research, our ROVs cater to diverse industries, setting a new standard for performance and adaptability.

OUR STORY

2016
RJE International Celebrates 25 Years Of Excellence
RJE International Celebrates 25 Years Of Excellence

Founder and CEO, Robert Jechart, celebrates 20 years in product development, sales, and service of underwater mission-control products.

2017
Engineering Efforts Begin On The SRV-8 ROV Underwater Drone
Engineering Efforts Begin On The SRV-8 ROV Underwater Drone

Robert Jechart establishes Oceanbotics Inc. with the goal of developing user-friendly professional underwater drones.

2019
The First SRV-8 Is Shipped To A Customer
The First SRV-8 Is Shipped To A Customer

This initial shipment marks the beginning of Oceanbotics’ ongoing success, paving the way for the future achievements of the SRV-8. 

2023
Oceanbotics Launches The Larger SRV-8X Optimus.
Oceanbotics Launches The Larger SRV-8X Optimus.

The SRV-8X Optimus is a larger, more powerful version of the SRV-8, designed for challenging offshore missions, with enhanced payload capacity and an extended depth range of  500 m.

Oceanbotics Launches Its Special Purpose Vehicle Division
Oceanbotics Launches Its Special Purpose Vehicle Division

Products in the division include the SRV-8 MDV (Mine Disposal Vehicle) and the SRV-8X ATS (Acoustic Tracking System).

200 Underwater Drones Are Deployed Across Six Continents
200 Underwater Drones Are Deployed Across Six Continents

Oceanbotics is emerging as a significant competitor in the professional underwater drone (ROV) industry, with drones operating worldwide.

2024
Oceanbotics Is Featured On 60 Minutes Australia
Oceanbotics Is Featured On 60 Minutes Australia

On an episode focused on parasite smuggling, the Australian Border Force utilized their SRV-8 to dismantle an $80 million cocaine smuggling operation.

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