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  NEWS RELEASE

 
Trimble Wins Military Contract for
Surveying Receivers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 18, 1999 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced that it has been awarded an exclusive contract from the U.S. Navy to provide Military Survey GPS Receivers (MSGR). The surveying system will be used by U.S. operational forces in combat support roles and Government approved agencies. The MSGR is also available to foreign governments via the U.S. Department of Defense's procurement program. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is executable over the next three years. Financial terms were not disclosed.
 
Trimble will supply a P(Y) code version of its real-time 4000SSi GPS survey receiver, a ruggedized handheld TDC2™ data logger, Trimble GPSurvey™ software, TRIMTALK™ radios, antennas and system accessories including back packs, transit cases and batteries. Each system can be deployed as either a precision mobile survey unit or as a reference station to provide Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) data signals to the mobile unit via either Trimble's commercial radio links or via military SINCARS radios. Trimble's MSGR is approved by the Joint Program Office. National Stock Number is NSN# 5825-01-4375888.
 
The MSGR system is designed to operate in hostile military environments as well as peacetime survey missions. Surveyors can collect data for topographic maps, geodetic control, artillery and boundary surveys. It is also designed for easy deployment, safe storage and accurate survey operations.
 
About Trimble
 
Trimble is a world leader in designing and developing innovative products enabled by GPS technology. The company provides end-user and OEM solutions for diverse applications including surveying, mapping/GIS, agriculture, construction, mining, military, commercial aviation, automotive, vehicle tracking and timing. Founded in 1978, Trimble now holds more than 250 U.S. patents on GPS and related technology, with over 200 additional patents pending. Located in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has been adding value to GPS since 1984.
 
Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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