Current Report

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

                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
                      October 28, 2003 (October 28, 2003)

                           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.

The Results of Operations and Financial  Condition  disclosed  hereinafter under
Item 12 are hereby incorporated by reference under this Item 5.

Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a) Not applicable.

(b) Not applicable.

(c) Exhibits.
      99.1 Text of Company Press Release dated October 28, 2003.

Item 12. Results of Operation and Financial Condition.

On October 28, 2003, Trimble Navigation Limited announced  financial results for
the quarter ended October 3, 2003. A copy of the press release dated October 28,
2003  relating  to  this  announcement  is  attached  as  Exhibit  99.1  and  is
incorporated into this current report by reference.


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: October 28, 2003                     /s/ Irwin Kwatek
                                                     Irwin Kwatek
                                                     Vice President

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX
                           Exhibit Number Description

99.1 Text of Company Press Release dated October 28, 2003.