The Strela-3 is a secondary launcher unlocked at level 30. It is aircraft lock-on only, and comes stocked two missles. It serves essentially the same function as the Stinger missile from Modern Warfare 2. It pairs well with Ghost Pro, as the player using the Strela-3 can take out a single Attack HelicopterChopper Gunner, or Gunship alone, by firing the first missile to force the helicopter to evade with flares, then using the second to take it down entirely.

The Strela-3 missile has a long range, capable of tracking targets even after the vehicle has evaded the projectile, unlike the M72 LAW, which is unlocked earlier.

When coupled with Scavenger Pro, the Strela-3 gains a third missile, giving the player great anti-air capabilities. However, picking up Scavenger bags will not provide the player with more ammo. Also, the player should note that he is visible to any aircraft, so it is not recommended to take down lethal enemy killstreaks (such as Chopper Gunner) with.

This weapon takes up the secondary slot, under 'Launchers'. Some players do not like this, as it leaves them with just a primary, meaning they could run out of ammo (Especially if they haven't unlocked Scavenger pro yet.