Current Report

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

                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
                        April 25, 2002 (April 24, 2002)

                           Trimble Navigation Limited
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

                            (Commission File Number)

                             (IRS Employer I.D. No.)
                         645 N. Mary Ave. Sunnyvale, CA
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

                                   (Zip Code)
       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (408) 481-8000

Item 5. Other Events.

     On April 24, 2002,  Trimble Navigation  Limited, a California  corporation,
announced  financial results for the quarter ended March 29, 2002. A copy of the
press release dated April 24, 2002 relating to this  announcement is attached as
Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated into this current report by reference.

Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a) Not applicable.

(b) Not applicable.

(c) Exhibits.
      99.1 Text of Company Press Release dated April 24, 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: April 25, 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 April 24, 2002.