Test teams of soldiers will attempt to reduce the time it takes to see and hit targets to less than 20 seconds.
In comparing land-based capabilities, the Army found that its artillery was falling short of Russian and Chinese weaponry.
The Navy conducted a ground test of a precision-guided projectile the Army fires from cannons, manufacturer Raytheon said.
The extended-range artillery cannon could help eliminate threats for ground troops and other military assets, Esper said.
The service wants its extended-reach cannon to have lighter muzzle brakes.
In addition to U.S. and coalition strikes, Iraqi fighter aircraft have also attacked ISIS targets inside Syria recently.
The Extended Range Cannon Artillery weapon is designed to hit ranges greater than 70 kilometers.
Senior Army officials mapped out a plan to dramatically increase the range of the service's artillery and missile systems.
The Army's proposed 2019 budget would add 4K soldiers to the active force and purchase large quantities of missiles.
A new budget request features an increase in big guns and artillery rockets as well as a plus-up of some 1,100 Marines.
New soldiers at Fort Sill were the first to graduate Army Basic Combat Training wearing the service's new Army Greens.
Air Force 1st Lt. Kenneth "Kage" Allen was killed.
Soldiers offered feedback on the Army's futuristic new IVAS technology.
The Defense Department is predicting flat or declining budgets in future years.
Preparations are underway across the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to receive doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.