Accuracy International announced that AE in .308 caliber will not be made after 2013. Here is the press release.
Accuracy International will end AE production at the end of 2013.
The AE, in .308 calibre, was introduced at the request of the law enforcement community in 2001 with a basic black, fixed stock, fixed cheek-piece and 24 inch barrel. The AE has been popular with Law Enforcement and civilian shooters worldwide. It evolved through two product improvement stages, the AE MkII and AE MkIII featuring an AW style three-position safety, removable trigger group, standard adjustable check-piece and redesigned 5 and 10 round magazines.
After 12 years it is time to bring production of this model to an end and the final batch is now in the assembly process in our UK factory. We will continue to support all versions of the AE as we have done with our AW Series, which has had upgrades throughout its life.
The new Accuracy International 2014 models will be announced at the Shot Show in Las Vegas on January 14, 2014.
From: Accuracy International