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But who's flying the plane? Integrating UAVs into the Canadian and Danish armed forces

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But who's flying the plane? Integrating UAVs into the Canadian and Danish armed forces. / Schaub Jr, Gary John; Kristensen, Kristian Søby.

In: International Journal, Vol. 70, No. 2, 20.02.2015, p. 250-267.

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Schaub Jr, GJ & Kristensen, KS 2015, 'But who's flying the plane? Integrating UAVs into the Canadian and Danish armed forces' International Journal, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 250-267. DOI: 10.1177/0020702015572765

APA

Schaub Jr, G. J., & Kristensen, K. S. (2015). But who's flying the plane? Integrating UAVs into the Canadian and Danish armed forces. International Journal, 70(2), 250-267. DOI: 10.1177/0020702015572765

Vancouver

Schaub Jr GJ, Kristensen KS. But who's flying the plane? Integrating UAVs into the Canadian and Danish armed forces. International Journal. 2015 Feb 20;70(2):250-267. Available from, DOI: 10.1177/0020702015572765

Author

Schaub Jr, Gary John ; Kristensen, Kristian Søby. / But who's flying the plane? Integrating UAVs into the Canadian and Danish armed forces. In: International Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 70, No. 2. pp. 250-267

Bibtex

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