Washington, D.C. 20549
                                    FORM 8-K
                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                       January 30, 2002 (January 30, 2002)

                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

                           TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

           California                     0-18645              94-2802192
(State or other jurisdiction of   (Commission File Number)  (I.R.S. Employer
 incorporation or organization)                              Identification No.)

                              645 North Mary Avenue
                           Sunnyvale, California 94088

          (Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)

                                 (408) 481-8000

              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Item 5.           Other Events.

     On January 30, 2002, Trimble Navigation Limited, a California  corporation,
announced  financial results for the quarter and year ended December 28, 2001. A
copy of the press release  dated January 30, 2002 relating to this  announcement
is attached as Exhibit  99.1 and is  incorporated  into this  current  report by

Item 7.     Financial Statements and Exhibits.

            (a)      Not applicable.

            (b)      Not applicable.

            (c)      Exhibits.

                     99.1     Text of Company Press Release dated
                              January 30, 2002.


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                                TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED
                                                a California corporation

Dated: January 30, 2002                         By:/s/ Mary Ellen Genovese
                                                       Mary Ellen Genovese
                                                       Chief Financial Officer

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

 Exhibit Number                                               Description

      99.1              Text of Company Press Release dated January 30, 2002.