Re: Is there any reason for the Spandsh to block the black bod data?
Because suggesting that the aircraft was at fault might impact the manufacturer's profitablilty which would put the defence of the realm (and jobs in a marginal constituency) at risk.
I hate to bring this message but some Yuropean countries have the hots for their "friend's" F-35, so your "risk" is already in the intestinal zone.
Evidence, transparency, proper legal procedure.
You know, nowadays you can actually *copy* black box contents while maintaining evidence, transparency and proper legal procedure and getting the engineers to work.