In the field of lightweight construction, hybrid structures such as reinforced metal matrix composites are highly qualified materials. The direct composite extrusion process allows for continuous manufacturing of wire reinforced aluminum matrix profiles. The aim is to increase the stiffness and specific strength in a way that the composite material shows better mechanical properties than the single matrix material. To determine and locate damage evolution during cyclic loading of spring steel reinforced EN AW-6082 matrix the acoustic emission analysis is used. Furthermore it allows for getting more information about the damage mechanisms during fatigue of the matrix and the final failure of the reinforcing element. The current work also includes the determination of damage evolution using strain measuring methods.